correct use of prepositions is a struggle for many. Learning how to use
them according to their function can help students learn correct usage
in a systematic way. In my August 18 feature, I
introduced weather and source of information prepositions. This article
will cover affiliation and description prepositions.
you read, take the following quiz as a pretest: Affiliation Preposition
Quiz. Then read the following information to help you
memorize the prepositions you used incorrectly.
a group (category, choir, club, family, group, office, union, political
students in that
class are really diligent.
to origin of place, time, culture, generation, race, religion, sex
special member of a group
people of Vancouver
were tired of the garbage strike.
is of a
was the treasurer of the
a special group (board, committee, jury, panel team, council, crew,
faculty, list, payroll, staff)
people on the
jury must be Canadian citizens.
The girls on the
volleyball team are hoping to win the championship.
another quiz before reading the following: Description
Preposition Quiz. Then read the following information to help
you memorize the prepositions you used incorrectly.
is something odd about that
is above telling
-similar to; characteristic
talks just like his
an unseen characteristic
is a man of his
is a woman of honour.
is the teacher with the