preposition

Please correct me:

I am good in eating, or I am good at eating.

I am good in writing or I am good at writing.

Pema

I would use ‘at’ for both of those sentences.

Thank you so much for correcting me,

I would appreciate, if proof is given.

I am good in writing.
I am good at writing.

I agreed with your suggestion for using AT instead of IN, but what could be the reason that IN is not suitable.

Pema

Using At in both senteces is correct i think.

We say we are good at tasks, not in tasks.
Writing is a task.

There is one context where ‘good in writing’ is acceptable. It is where writing is seen as a (school type) subject.
I am good in (the subject of) writing.
“at” is still better though.

Dear Sir,

Your valuable solution is noted. Thank you so much.

I have another error here.

a) I write by a pen. or I write with a pen.

b) I am equipped with a gun or I am equipped by a gun.

c) I fight for peace or I fight about peace.

d) I eat with a spoon or I eat by spoon.

I am confussing with such similar preposition.

I write with a pen./I eat with a spoon. (Indicating the instrument used to perform an action)
I am equipped with a gun. (Possessing as in ‘accompanied by’)
I fight for peace. (In support of…)

Dear Sir,

Your points are noted, it really enlighten me towards the english grammar. I can understand you, the way you shown up in your picture. It symbolies that you are coming through the rays inorder to enlighten the illiterate people like me.

Here I have another point to be cleared, which I don’t understand what the sentences say.

  1. No sooner did Paul enter the room than his wife offered him a cup of tea.
  2. Hardly did Paul enter the room when his wife offered him a cup of tea.
  3. As soon as Paul entered the room than his wife offered him a cup of tea.

Please share your wishdom in this regard, as I don’t understand whether they are interpreting same meaning or different meaning.
Some of my friends say, they are same meaning but I am not really sure if they are really stating same meaning.

  • Hardly for me is NOT at all.

They are the same meaning but some corrections are needed:

  1. is correct.
  1. Hardly did Paul entered the room when… would be more natural: Paul had hardly entered the room when…
  2. Use of ‘than’ is incorrect (possibly it’s a typo): As soon as Paul entered the room then his wife… You can also omit ‘then’ from this sentence without changing the meaning.

They all mean
Upon entering the room Paul’s wife offered him a cup of tea straight away.

I thank you for helping me to slove my doubts.

When do you use the words ‘Because’ and ‘As’.

What is different between them in using in the sentences. In what cases those words are using. Do they give different meaning?
I would love to hear with an examples, you you don’t mind.

The uses of these two words as conjunctions, plus examples of their use can be found by following these links:
oxfordadvancedlearnersdictio … ry/because
oxfordadvancedlearnersdictio … onary/as_3

They did as I had asked.
They did it because I told them to do.

Looks like Because and As is similarity usages.

As a conjunction, they have some similar uses,yes. Did you compare the links?

yes, I did look on the link provided you, thank you so much for that.

Please help me to fill in each blank with the appropriate form of the word given in brackets.
My answeres are written at the end of every sentences with blue words. Please correct them.

(1) My teacher never ________(give) me a chance to speak. ([color=blue]gives)

(2) His voice gradually _________ (sink) to a whisper. ([color=blue]sink)

(3) My family and I _________ (suffer) a great deal lately. ([color=blue]were suffering)

(4) I would not tell her about the matter if I ______ (be) you. ([color=blue]were)

(5) I _______ (know) him since we were at school together. ([color=blue]knew)

(6) She swam across the river as fast as she ________ (can). ([color=blue]could)

(7) By this time next year, you ______ (forget) all your present troubles. [color=blue](would forget)

(8) I ______ (start) my homework before he came. ([color=blue]had started)

(9) I ________ (stand) in the rain and waited for the bus. ([color=blue]was standing)

(10) They _____ (beat) us at football for the last five years. ([color=blue]had been beating)

Unless you haven’t given us all the instructions, and you have been told to use a specific tense, multiple answers are correct for these sentences.

  1. You are correct but gave is also possible.
  2. sinks, sunk or sank are all possible - your answer hasn’t changed the original.
  3. Your suggestion is possible in some contexts, but would be very unusual, so is unlikely. More likely would be: have suffered, have been suffering, suffered.
  4. You are correct.
  5. Your suggestion is only possible if he is no longer alive, and even then it is not the best choice. ‘have known’ is better.
  6. You are correct.
  7. ‘will forget’ or ‘will have forgotten’
  8. Your choice is possible. Started is also correct.
  9. ‘stood’ is correct. You cannot use ‘was standing’ because of the tense used with ‘to wait’.
  10. Your choice is possible if they no longer beat you. Otherwise ‘have beaten’ is the most obvious.

Dear Sir,
Thank you so much for guiding me.

Pema

I am very poor in english, I didn’t score as expected in last time one. I am trying another one. Please correct me.

My assumped answers are in parenthesis.

Rewrite the sentences according to the instructions given in the brackets, keeping

the meaning as similar as possible to the original sentence. [1x10]

(i) I don’t think this coffee has enough sugar in it.

[Use: too]

Ans:(This coffee has too less sugar in it.)

(ii) I last saw her in 1991.

[Use: since]

( I had seen her since 1991.)

(iii) No other woman is as beautiful as Helen of Troy.

[Use the superlative degree]

(Helen is the most beautiful woman in Troy.)

(iv) If you don’t hurry, you will miss the bus.

[Begin: Unless ……]

(Unless you hurry, you will miss the bus.)

(v) It is a pity that you have left school.

[Begin: I wish ……]

(I wish if you have continued the school.)

(vi) You are a vegetarian, aren’t you?

[Begin: You don’t ……]

(You don’t eat meat, do you?

(vii) I soon found out that he was cheating his employer.

[Begin: It was not long ……]

(It was not long when I saw him cheating his employer.)

(viii) Both her sons never help her with the house work.

[Begin: Neither ……]

(Neither of her sons help their mother with the house work.)

(ix) The shopkeeper is known for cheating his customers.

[Use: reputation]

(Customers knew that the shopkeeper cheated them.)

(x) There is no doubt at all that I love Bhutan.

[Begin: Can ……]

(Can I love Bhutan without doubt?)

Direction: In the following sentences fill in the blanks correctly to complete the phrasal verbs.

i) I am not going to put __________ his nonsense any more. (in)

(ii) Karma turned __________ the offer to work abroad as he did not wish to leave his family.(away)

(iii) The terrorist blew __________ the bridge last night.(out)

(iv) The terrible illness caused her life to fade __________ within a short time.(away)

(v) The President of the company was compelled to step __________ after he was caught embezzling the funds.(down)

Direction: Read the following sentences carefully. Edit and rewrite each sentence correctly

in your answer sheet. [1x10]

(i) Every one of the boys should do their best.

(Everyone of the boys should do their best.)

(ii) Deki is older to me.

(Deki is older than me.)

(iii) His luggages are still at the station.

(His luggage are still at the station.)

(iv) The little girl presented the Minister a beautiful bukay of flowers.

(A little girl presented the Minister a beautiful bukay of flowers.)

(v) I tried to contact you for the last few days.

(I tried to contact you for last few days.)

(vi) He is better at carpentry than me.

(He is better than me at carpentry.)

(vii) Every one knew that he will be chosen to go abroad.

(Everyone knew that he will be chosen to go abroad.)

(viii) The murderer was caught and hung.

(The mudderer was caught and hung.)

(ix) Either of your friends are welcome but not both.

(Either of your friends is welcome but not both.)

(x) Some people quarrel for very trivial matters.

(Some people quarrel for very trival matters.)

(i) I don’t think this coffee has enough sugar in it.
[Use: too]

Ans:(This coffee has too less sugar in it.)

… too little…

(ii) I last saw her in 1991.
[Use: since]

( I had seen her since 1991.)
… haven’t seen her…

(iii) No other woman is as beautiful as Helen of Troy.
[Use the superlative degree]

(Helen is the most beautiful woman in Troy.) YES

(iv) If you don’t hurry, you will miss the bus.
[Begin: Unless ……]

(Unless you hurry, you will miss the bus.) YES

(v) It is a pity that you have left school.
[Begin: I wish ……]

(I wish if you have continued the school.)
I wish you had not left…

(vi) You are a vegetarian, aren’t you?
[Begin: You don’t ……]

(You don’t eat meat, do you?) YES

(vii) I soon found out that he was cheating his employer.
[Begin: It was not long ……]

(It was not long when I saw him cheating his employer.)
It was not long before I found out that…

(viii) Both her sons never help her with the house work.
[Begin: Neither ……]

(Neither of her sons help their mother with the house work.)
… help her with…

(ix) The shopkeeper is known for cheating his customers.
[Use: reputation]

(Customers knew that the shopkeeper cheated them.)
The shopkeeper has a reputation for cheating…

(x) There is no doubt at all that I love Bhutan.

[Begin: Can ……]

(Can I love Bhutan without doubt?)
There can be no doubt that…

(i) Every one of the boys should do their best.

(Everyone of the boys should do their best.) NO ‘Every one’ is correct.
This sentence does not need editing. It is correct.

(ii) Deki is older to me.
(Deki is older than me.) YES

(iii) His luggages are still at the station.
(His luggage are still at the station.) … luggage IS…

(iv) The little girl presented the Minister a beautiful bukay of flowers.

(A little girl presented the Minister a beautiful bukay of flowers.) NO. The little girl presented a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the Minister.

(v) I tried to contact you for the last few days.

(I tried to contact you for last few days.) NO I have tried to…

(vi) He is better at carpentry than me.

(He is better than me at carpentry.) YES

(vii) Every one knew that he will be chosen to go abroad.
(Everyone knew that he will be chosen to go abroad.) NO … knew that he would be…

(viii) The murderer was caught and hung.
(The mudderer was caught and hung.) NO. … caught and hanged.

(ix) Either of your friends are welcome but not both.

(Either of your friends is welcome but not both.) YES

(x) Some people quarrel for very trivial matters.
(Some people quarrel for very trival matters.) NO … over very trivial matters.

In my opinion, it would be better if you were to post one set of questions at a time and wait for them to be corrected before you posted another set. That way:
a) Your messagge would not be so long, so more people would be likely to answer it.
b) You would be able to review your answers, which might help you to avoid mistakes next time.
c) It would be easier to answer the message using the small input field box on the forum.