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Prepositions of place (Steve Ford) (Canada)

This lesson will help you remember the use of the basic prepositions of place and also clarify some very common mistakes people make with them.

On the video he mentions the song: The book is on the table.

On the video he also uses the expression "on my behalf", this is what it means:
in behalf of --> For the benefit of; in the interest of.
on behalf of --> As the agent of; on the part of.
Both meanings are quite similar, so the expressions are sometimes interchangeable, but if we want to be strict, they mean different things. In behalf of means "for the benefit of," (e.g. we raised money in behalf of the hurrycane victims). On behalf of means "as the agent of, on the part of" (e.g. The guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child).

You can learn a bit more about prepositions of place here: prepositions of place. At the end of the page there is a quiz to test your prepositions and also links to more prepositions.

Key to the test from the end of the video:

1- on
2- above
3- next to
4- near
5- under
6- below
7- incorrect
8- correct
9- wrong
10- above
11- under

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