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Prepositions of location
Therefore, you have to know them, make a difference between them, and determine when to use them.
I) Using the opposites to express locations:
|Above// below||Above// over|
|Behind// in front of||In front of the blue curtain/ behind it.|
II) The main prepositions of place:
|Between||In front of||Inside|
|Over...||On top of...||At the bottom of the stairs...|
|Under...||Underneath...||In the distance...|
|Against the wall||Towards/toward||Within|
III) In order to describe images or photos: mention foreground, middle plan, background!
In the foreground, in the middle ground, in the background...
IV) Quite a lot of idioms :
- behind the scenes= unseen, secretely influencing events.
- beside the point= irrelevant.
- inside out= with the inner side out.
up in the air= uncertain.
- within reason= that's reasonable.
|- out of the blue||= in a whisper, unexpectedly||- out of the question||= unimaginable|
|- out of breath||= panting, gasping||- out of shape||= not in top condition|
|- out of character||= out of control/ out of hand||- out of sight||= hidden/ far away|
|- out of order||= being shot/ criticized||- out of tune||= not at the correct pitch|
|- out of the ordinary||= extraordinary||- out of work||= unemployed|
|- under one's breath||= in a murmur||- under fire||= being shot/ criticised|
|- under the circumstances||= because of the situation||- under the impression that||= having the belief|
|- under control/ out of control||= able to be influenced||- under the influence of||= affected by drugs or alcohol|
Well well! It's now time to test your knowledge! I'm sure you'll do great at the test! May the FORCE be with you!
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