Mon 23 Apr, 2012 03:11 am
My understanding of prepositions, is that they express "a relation to another word or element in the clause."
Can someone explain to me why "for", in the following sentence, is not a preposition.
There will be a village person waiting for you.
It expresses the relationship between "you" and "waiting".
"There will be a village person waiting "in town".
"There will be a village person waiting "at the dock"
"At" and "in" are prepositions in the final two sentences, but apparently "for" is not a preposition in the first sentence. That makes no sense to me.
I am about to loose my mind with preposition identification. My mind prefers absolutes, and I just cannot seem to wrap my head around, or develop a sure fire way to identify preposition in use.
The basic ones that identify an obvious pace in time, location, etc... I have no problems, but the trickier ones are making me feel like a complete moron at this point.
Any help is going to be greatly appreciated
according to my old English grammer in this case for is a preposition Prepositions under special reasons.
I am waiting for my brother.
She rang for the maid (sentences like this shows how old the book is)
They called for the waiter.
Question 5 .
I am coming to the realization that many of these online quizzes have inaccuracies, as may be the case with this one. Thank you for your conformation...maybe my refusal to accept the given answer is an indication that I am finally picking up on preposition identification.
Thank you for your help. Any general advice on preposition identification?
I did the test and made 97% correct.