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Business Prep & Con

Prepositions and Cojunctions

A preposition is always followed by... a noun or pronoun
The object of the preposition is ... a noun or pronoun and is the last word in the phrase.
Agree - reach a mutal understanding "agree on or upon" Ex: they agreed upon a solution to the problem
agree - accept another's plan "agree to" Ex: I agreed to the offer from Wilson Associates
Agree - with someone "agree with" Ex: I agreed with Kyle
Angry - person "Angry with" Ex: Is Thuy still angry with us for delaying the project?
Angry - a thing "angry at" Ex: Both of us were angry at the copier because we lost so much time
Angry - condition "angry about" Ex: everyone was angry about the trash the contractors left behind
Different than or different from? different from
identical with or identical to identical with
plan to do something or plan on doing smething? plan to do something
retroactive to or retroactive from? retroactive to
try to do something or try and do something? try to do something
a) besides b) beside a)" in addition to" or "except" Ex: Besides pads and pencils, what other supplies will we need for the meeting? b)"by the side of" Ex: Place these beside the bookcase
a) inside b) outside Do NOT use "of" after inside or outside.
a) all b) both After all or both use "of" only when all or both is followed by a pronoun. Omit of if either word is followed by a noun. Ex: All of us will need to work overtime to ready all these packages for mailing.
At, To; In, Ino At and in indicate position. To and into signify motion.
Behind, in Back of Use behind, NOT in back of. However, in front of is correct. Ex: I sat behind Jim while Kelly display the products in front of him
From, off Use from when referring to persons or places. Use off when refering to things. Do NOT use either "of" or "from" with the word off.
Of, Have Do NOT use "should of". Use "should have"
Help, Help from Do NOT use the word "from" after the word "help" in a sentence. Ex: I could not help being late.
Opposite, Opposite to Do NOT use "to" after "opposite" Ex: The new mall will be built opposite our house
Define conjunction a word that join sentences or parts of sentences. Ex: and, but, or, and nor
Similar grammatical elements two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
Correlative conjunctions Use to connect similar grammtical. Ex. (both...and)(not only...but also)(either...or)(neither...nor)(whether...or)
What does parallel mean? similar or equal
What does parallelism mean? parallel structure
Use (blank) to join and contrast two elements but, NOT "and". Ex: I called you, but you were not there
"The reason is (blank) That, NOT "because"
Is it "pretend that" or "pretend like" pretend that
NO such thing as "being that". Instead use (blank) "because" or "since"
Use "as" "as though" or "as if" when a conjunction is needed, not (blank) like
Created by: Tiffastic