# Preposition?

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Hello Teachers,

1.The dinner should be over -------- ten o'clock.(at).

2.The temperature is -----------0 degree celcius.(at).

3.The teacher walked ---------- the room.(in/into).

4.She put the letter --------he pillow.(under/on/below)

5.I live in a house ---------- large windows(with).

6.We rowed ---------- the lake.(in).

7.Ravi is walking --------- the sea shore.(on/near).

My choices are in brackets. Could you please check it and correct?

Thanks.
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In 7 'along' makes sense too, doesn't it?
Yes it would.
And in 4 there are other possibilities: near to, beside; "below" is an adverb, it is not correct here.
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Hello Teachers,

I have still some doubts.

1.The dinner should be over -------- ten o'clock.(at). Is "by" can be used?

2.The temperature is -----------0 degree celcius.(at). below/above

3.The teacher walked ---------- the room.(in/into).

4.She put the letter --------he pillow.(under/on/below).Is "below" adverb only.

5.I live in a house ---------- large windows(with).

6.We rowed ---------- the lake.(in). is "on" correct?

7.Ravi is walking --------- the sea shore.(on/near).

My choices are in brackets. Could you please check it and correct?

Thanks.
Hello Teachers,

I have still some doubts.

1.The dinner should be over -------- ten o'clock.(at). Is "by" can be used?

2.The temperature is -----------0 degree celcius.(at). below/above

3.The teacher walked ---------- the room.(in/into).

4.She put the letter --------his pillow.(under/on/below).Is "below" adverb only.

5.I live in a house ---------- large windows(with).

6.We rowed ---------- the lake.(in). is "on" correct?

7.Ravi is walking --------- the sea shore.(on/near).

My choices are in brackets. Could you please check it and correct?

Thanks.
1. The dinner should be over at/by/before/after/around/about ten o'clock.

2. The temperature is 0 degrees Celsius (do not use "at") "Above" and "below" are both okay.

3. My first inclination was to say that only "into" is correct if you mean that the teacher entered the room, but my dictionary says both choices are correct.

4. She put the letter under/on/on top of/next to/beside/near the pillow.

How much time do you have to discuss this one? "Below" can certianly be a preposition (sorry, Pieanne!) but it doesn't work here as well as "under." . I spent a long time trying to figure out why. Finally I consulted my dictionary, which made a useful distinction that I will paraphrase here. "Below" implies "on a lower horizontal plane," while "under" means "in a lower position within a vertical stack." The letter is under the pillow, but it is not below the pillow because it is no closer to the floor than the pillow is. You could say either "the letter is under the bed" OR "the letter is below the bed" because either explanation works. Death Valley, California, is below sea level, but it is not actually under sea level. Does that make sense?
(If it does, you can apply similar logic to "on" and "above.")
(This is a pretty fine distinction, though. "The letter is below the pillow" sounds a little odd, but not terrible.)
(I think "beneath" and "underneath" would both be acceptable, but it's 11:30 p.m. here and I'm going to resist the impulse to analyse them as well.)

5. fine.

6. I would say we rowed on the lake. We swam in the lake.

7. Ravi is walking on/along/by/near the seashore.

By the way, I would say your choices are in parentheses, not brackets. But maybe it's different in British English. I'm learning in this forum that there are many more differences between British and American usage than I was aware of.
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2.The temperature is -----------0 degree celcius.(at). below/above

For daily temperatures, we normally don't use but it can be used if we are paying particularly close attention to a temperature rise or fall. This could be in an experiment,

{one person is watching a thermometer, another is set to add something at a particular temperature. "What's the temperature at now?"

[Or, say it was a really hot day, temperature's rising all the time]

What's the temperature at now? God, I'm dying here!
Yes, brackets are fine in BrE, khoff!

('In parentheses' is fine too.)

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