USING THE WRONG PREPOSITION
1. Arrive at, not to.
Don’t say: We arrived to the village at night.
Say: We arrived at the village at night.
NOTE: “Arrive in” is used for countries and large cities e.g. Mr. Smith has arrived in London.
2. Ashamed of, not from.
Don’t say: He is now ashamed from his conduct.
Say: He is now ashamed of his conduct.
3. Believe in, not to.
Don’t say: Christians believe to Jesus Christ.
Say: Christians believe in Jesus Christ.
4. Benefit by, not from.
Don’t say: She has benefited from the change.
Say: She has benefited by the change.
NOTE: A person derives benefit from: e.g. “she gets much benefit from the change.”
5. Boast of or about, not for.
Don’t say: He boasted for his riches.
Say: He boasted of (or about) his riches.
6. Careful of, not for.
Don’t say: He is careful for his health.
Say: He is careful of his health.
7. Come or go by train, etc., not with the train, etc.
Don’t say: He came with the train yesterday.
Say: He came by train yesterday.
By T. J. Fitikides
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