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c. Lessons in managing one's anger are helpful.
d. In our house is a large piano.
e. The game began with the referee's whistle.
Test your ability to apply what you know.
3.

If your students produce the following sentences, what norms of Standard English
have they not followed?
a. *We discussed about our plans.
b. *Stuart lives on 160 Western Avenue.
c. *Because of the teacher gave us a lot of homework, I can't go.
d. *After my evening class, I went to home.
e. I live in Washington, D.C. *I like living in here.

4.

A student asks you what of means in the following sentence. What would your answer
be?
It's just the tip of the iceberg.

5.

There are several pairs of prepositions that ESL/EFL students often confuse:
Source meanings of from and out of:
Paper is made from wood. (source not visibly obvious)
This table is made (out) of wood. (source visibly obvious)
Temporal meaning of in and within:
Come back in 30 minutes. (30 minutes from now)
Come back within 30 minutes. (between now and 30 minutes from now)
Since/For to express spans of time:
I have lived here since 1960. (refers to beginning of span)
I have lived here for decades. (refers to duration of span)
Choose one of these and create an exercise that would help students to detect the
difference and be able to use them correctly.

6.
7.

How is the following sentence ambiguous?
I'll tell you the story in five minutes or less.

8.

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Describe spatial meanings and nonspatial meaning extensions for prepositions not
treated in detail in the chapter (such as under).

A great number of idioms include prepositions. Think of a few such idioms (e.g., at a
moment's notice, on the dot, in a hurry, by the way, etc.) and see if you can make any
connections between the meanings of the idioms and the core spatial meanings of
prepositions.

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