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Kenneth Beare

Visual Help with Prepositions

By December 2, 2009

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Take note of where Bob is in relationship to the objects in the pictures to help improve your understanding of prepositions of place.


July 22, 2008 at 9:06 am
(1) Sabri says:

i really apreciate, cause, this morning i wanna guide someone to where i work and i was confused about which words to use.


July 22, 2008 at 11:31 am
(2) Amira says:

Prepositions have always been a difficulty for non-native speakers. Being illustrated by pictures is a great idea. Even, I,as a teacher, am sometimes confused. Students tend to translate the prepositions into their first language, and from here comes the confusion. At/in are also a difficulty.

July 24, 2008 at 11:53 pm
(3) Sani says:

Very informative and useful. Tq so much.

July 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm
(4) Harry Yong says:

It’s very useful for our kids who could understand prepositions. I really appreciate what you have done for English learners.

July 31, 2008 at 6:42 pm
(5) Nani says:

Ok, but what about the troublesome: in/at/on?

October 21, 2008 at 10:03 am
(6) Rita says:

What a great way to learn English with visual help.
I have heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, in this case I believe it is true.
Thank you!

October 22, 2008 at 3:23 am
(7) Afzal Raza says:

Its a wonderful peace of work. It will clear all the doubts of beginners of English Language Learners and helps to remember the usage of prepositions for a long time
Thank you very muc for this kind of act

October 23, 2008 at 6:01 pm
(8) Hirpho says:

i would like to say thank you very much for free help

July 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm
(9) Chaya says:

If it’s a room of the house it is always ‘in.’ If it’s a place such as a bank or a supermarket or any kind of store, you can use either ‘in’ or ‘at.’ But most Americans would tend to say ‘at the bank.’ If it’s the beach or a park, it’s better to use ‘at.’ And, of course, if one is standing directly in front of a counter, you use ‘at.’ He’s standing at the counter. Or – he’s sitting at his desk. I always joke around and ask “Is he sitting on his desk?” (I then start to sit on my desk.) Or “Is he sitting in his desk?” That also gets a laugh. I’m very physical; that is, I use my body and hands to express the meaning of the word.

July 8, 2009 at 2:04 am
(10) Khadijah says:

Thank you Kenneth, that was an eye opener. Can you pls tell me which one is correct, sitiing on a chair or sitting in a chair, fell off the chair or fell from the chair?

July 8, 2009 at 6:43 pm
(11) marilyn says:

Thank you very much for this guide. It helps a lot to me as beginners of english language..

July 9, 2009 at 3:46 am
(12) prasad says:

Thanks, good illustration. expect more. wishes!!

July 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm
(13) Georgeta Dumitriu says:

CONGRATULATIONS ! for your great job.All your information is very useful for me.I love your site,it helps me a lot.

December 9, 2009 at 9:07 am
(14) nan says:

I appreciate your help. If it’s possible to go on, in the same way with the all prepositions. It will be nice of you.

December 23, 2009 at 11:00 am
(15) Samrawit Gidey says:

hey i wanna take the Toefl exam , i have the book but i do’n where to start

November 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm
(16) sherlyn says:

Your site refreshes my mind. It helps me a lot!

December 2, 2011 at 8:44 am
(17) Omar mohamed says:

Thank you very much mr kenneth beare for this guide.

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