Preposition Kings in their tower (of beer)

22 Oct

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Why do we say ‘on the plane’ but ‘in a taxi’?

Why is it ‘in prison’ and ‘in hospital’ but ‘at home’ and ‘at the supermarket’?

What’s the difference between along and across?

For the past couple of months, Tribalingua has been running a preposition competition in the office and the results were finally announced this week. Prizes included a slap on the back, certificate and free beer.

‘It was one of the best experiences of my life!’ said Rodrigo Wirth, 26 and probably single. ‘I learned so much about those little words in English. They might be small, but they can make a big difference!’ he quipped.

James Ward, 29 and from either Hull or Carlisle, continued, ‘Unless you’ve got an English degree you probably wouldn’t know that a preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. I certainly didn’t`

The overall winners were…



Special mention PENGNAM STYLE for highest average.

The party was held in Chopp Gus on Tuesday night,  not because the beer is cheaper midweek, of course, but because it was the only available time with our busy social schedules.

Congratulations to all!

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