Times You Should NOT Use A Preposition In English

5 Times You Should NOT Use A Preposition In English

 

CASE #1
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.


CASE #2
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.


CASE #3
We usually use for movement from outside to inside:

*She came into my room.
*Let’s go into the house.

Exception: enter
*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.


CASE #4
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.


CASE #5
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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