Writing Tips by Gary Speer

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Watch those ‘little words’ — prepositions pack a powerful punch

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This is a plea for the little words in our language — prepositions. Don’t leave them out, please. I just spent some time roaming around the Internet looking for discussions about prepositions, those little words in the language that indicate relationships between words and phrases. You know, of course, the words I mean: “at,” “by,” “of,” “about,” “from,” “for,” “with,” etc. Most native English speakers have few problems understanding prepositions and preposition usage. But I discovered several forums for English as a Second Language (ESL) students, and you’d be amazed how difficult it is for non-native speakers of English to […] Read More >