Re: Writers reference: prepositions

Subject: Re: Writers reference: prepositions
From: Jane Bergen <janeber -at- CYBERRAMP -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 10:19:52 -0600

Look for some ESL (English as a Second Language) books for advanced
students. You can probably even do a web search as I have found a ton
of them myself (I used to teach ESL to both adults (as a non-academic
class) and university students). Seems to me that one of the better
ones for teaching idioms was titled "The Gooficon" --- you might
search some book stores online for it.

Good luck,

Jane Bergen
Technical Writer
janeber -at- cyberramp -dot- net

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Anderson <indus -at- CANUCK -dot- COM>

>
>Fellow techwriters:
>I've long been on the look out for a reference that specializes in
>preposition usage. I find that my time away from English and English
>speaking countries has made my 'instincts' for the correct
preposition
>unreliable.
>
>Susceptible to / of
>oblivious to / of
>etc.
>
>Most dictionaries I've looked at are haphazard at best in this
regard,
>generally limiting themselves to instances where there is more than
one
>correct possibility (as in the first case, above) depending on the
>speaker's meaning.
>
>Thanks, Paul Anderson
>indus -at- canuck -dot- com


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