5 Times You Should NOT Use A Proposition In English
After go, we usually use to + place:
I’m going to the mall.
We went to Paris last year.
Exceptions: home and downtown.
Do not use “to” with these!
*I’m going home.
*We went downtown last night.
We usually use on + a day and in + a month:
*I have a meeting on Friday.
*We’ll call you on March 1st.
*The concert is in June.
Do NOT use in/on with yesterday, tomorrow, this, last, next
*I have a meeting tomorrow.
*We’ll call you next Friday.
*The concert is this June.
We usually use for movement from outside to inside:
*She came into my room.
*Let’s go into the house.
*She entered my room.
*Let’s enter the house.
Enter into is only used for starting agreements, negotiations, discussions, etc.
*The two companies entered into a financial agreement.
Spain and France will enter into trade negotiations next month.
We don’t use to after attend when it means to go or to be present:
*Nine students attended the lecture.
*I regularly attend yoga classes.
*You could use go instead of attending:
*Nine students went to the lecture.
*I regularly go to yoga classes.
Attend to means to pay attention to or handle something:
Doctors attended to the people who were injured in the accident.
*We’ll attend to that problem later.
Do not use when lack is used as a verb:
*I sometimes lack confidence.
*Last night’s dinner lacked salt.
*We use of when lack is used as a noun:
I’m trying to overcome my lack of confidence.
The lack of salt made the food tasteless.
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