Prepositions can be very challenging, even for advanced English learners!
Today I’ll teach you 10 of the most common mistakes students make with prepositions.
Is there a soccer game tomorrow?
It depends of the weather.
It depends on the weather.
We discussed about the issue.
I’m considering about joining a club.
We talked about the issue.
I’m thinking about joining a club.
I like to exercise in the night.
I like to exercise at night.
in the morning
in the afternoon
in the evening
Let’s meet on next Monday.
I got a promotion in last June.
Normally we use on for days and in for months:
Let’s meet on Monday.
I got a promotion in June.
EXCEPT with last/next:
Let’s meet next Monday.
I got a promotion last June.
He’s married with a journalist.
He’s married to a journalist.
My sister is divorced with her husband.
My sister is divorced from her husband.
The team lacks of organization.
(Lack as a verb does not use “of”)
Lack as a noun:
I hate the lack of organization.
The project failed thanks to our lack of organization.
I spend a lot of money in clothes.
I spend a lot of money on clothes.
But: spend time + -ING
I spend a lot of time reading.
Are you angry of/to/for me?
Are you angry at/with me?
Angry ABOUT a topic
Angry AT/WITH a person
I’m going in Italy soon.
I’m going to Italy soon.
Use “in” for BEING in a city or country. But after “go/come,” always use “to.”
I live in Italy.
I’m in Rome right now.
When are you coming to Italy?
They went to Rome last week.
I graduated at/of university in 2005.
I graduated from university in 2005.