Common Mistake in English | Use wrong preposition – Lesson 6

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Common Mistake in English and How to Avoid them.

Mistakes are often made by using the wrong preposition after certain words. The following list includes the words which most often give trouble:

We believe that you can speak English Correctly after avoiding these mistakes.

1. Pleased with, not from.

  • Don’t say: .The teacher is pleased from me.
  • Say: The teacher is pleased with me.

Note: We say pleased at or pleased with if an abstract noun or a clause follows; They were pleased at (or with) what he said; They were pleased at for with) her results

2. Popular with, not among.

  • Don’t say: John’s popular .among his friends.
  • Say: John’s popular with his friends.

3. Prefer to, not from.

  • Don’t say: I prefer a blue pen from a red one.
  • Say: I prefer a blue pen to a red one.

Note: Also preferable to. This car is preferable to my old one.

4. Preside at or over, not in.

  • Don’t say: Who presided in the last meeting?
  • Say: Who presided at (or over) the last meeting?

5. Proud of, not for.

  • Don’t say: He’s very proud for his promotion.
  • Say: He’s very proud of his promotion.

Note. We say take (a) pride in : A craftsman takes a pride in his work

6. Rejoice at or in, not for.

  • Don’t say: We rejoiced for her success.
  • Say: We rejoiced at (or in) her success.

7. Related to, not with.

  • Don’t say: Are you related with Simon in any way?
  • Say: Are you related to Simon in any way?
  • Note: Also relation to
  • Example: Is he any relation to you,

8. Repent of, not from.

  • Don’t say: He repented from his crime.
  • Say: He repented of his crime.
  • Note: Repentance lakes for
  • Ex: He feels repentance for his sin.

9. Satisfied with, not from.

  • Don’t say: Are you satisfied from your marks?
  • Say: Are you satisfied with your marks?

Note: Also content with, delighted with, unhappy with, happy with, displeased with, dissatisfied with, disgusted with.

10. Similar to, not with.

  • Don’t say: Your house is similar with mine.
  • Say: Your house is similar to mine.

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