1 at, 2 on, 3 till, 4 with, 5 of, 6 as far as, 7 on, 8 of, 9 in, 10 of, 11 in front of, 12 on, 13 out of, 14 of, 15 among, 16 in
1 of, 2 of, 3 from, 4 on, 5 to, 6 on, 7 of, 8 at, 9 to, 10 from nine to / till / until five, 11 with / at 12 of, 13 at; at, 14 in / out of, 15 in, 16 for, 17 to, 18 to, 19 in, 20 on, 21 from
1 On a school means ‘on the roof of the school’; at a school is used when the use of the building is referred to. 2 Tired of means that you have had enough of doing something; Tired from refers to the cause of being tired. 3 Till is used to refer to time; as far as is used to refer to distance. 4 Between is used with reference to two; Among is used when the reference is to more than two. 5 In time means ‘with enough time to spare, early enough’; On time means ‘at the planned time, punctual, not late’. 6 Made of is used when we can recognise the original material; Made from is used when the original material is no longer recognizable in the product.
1 Can / Could you confirm my booking / reservation within two weeks?
2 We are sorry / We regret that you are dissatisfied with our service. / … not content with our service.
3 This building style is typical of this region / area.
4 The gross profit was estimated at 3 million euro(s). / The gross profits were …
5 The accountant was accused of / charged with fraud.
6 At your request we send / are sending you some / a few samples of our perfumes.
7 It was rather / pretty dark among the tall / high trees.
8 You should apply to / turn to the Chamber of Commerce. / You have to / need to …
9 I walked with her as far as the bus stop.
10 The profit for this financial year is beyond expectation. / The profits … are …
11 I am tired of / fed up with warning.
12 They never pay their bills on time.
13 In general prices have not risen / increased.
14 We have dealers all over / throughout / up and down the country.
15 We have not yet received your reply to our letter of 15 August / August 15 / 15th August / August 15th.
16 We were very tired with climbing.
17 Prices depend on supply and demand.
18 These books are available from stock.
19 At first sight it seemed a reasonably good plan.
20 We always ship our containers via Antwerp.
21 We give discounts up to 20 per cent.
22 Who is going to pay for this?
23 Today week the spring sale starts / will start.
24 So far / Up to now / Up till now / Until now we have not had any complaints.
25 I failed my driving test three times.
26 She was entitled to a benefit.
1 in five minutes: The English equivalent of Dutch ‘over vijf minuten’ is ‘in five minutes’.
4 paying for: You pay for something that is bought.
5 from a relative: From is used to refer to origin.
6 for the bus: the expression is: wait for; ‘on the bus’ means: in or on top of the bus.
8 subscription to: the expression is: a subscription to.
9 on time: On time should be used when the meaning is ‘at the planned time, punctual, not late’.
10 in this photo: the expression is: in a photo
11 made from: Made from is used when the original material is no longer recognizable in the product.
12 to London: Till is used only to refer to time. To talk about distance to is used in a combination with from.
13 on Wednesday: Days of the week are preceded by on; ‘on’ can be left out in informal English.
15 Three mistakes:
at this campsite: the expression is: at a campsite.
until: a spelling mistake
3rd: The last two letters of the ordinal number ‘third’ are ‘rd’.
1 against / from, 2 to, 3 by, 4 of, 5 of, 6 for, 7 in, 8 among, 9 of, 10 into, 11 of, 12 of
1 till / until, 2 of, 3 within