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Preposition + noun (`by mistake', `on television' etc.) Unit 122

Unit 122

Preposition + noun (`by mistake', `on television' etc.)


Студенты часто употребляют неправильные предлоги

перед словами данного урока. Поэтому изучите эти

примеры тщательно:



to pay BY cheque (однако `to pay IN cash' или `to pay cash'):

- Did you pay by cheque or in cash?

(to do something) BY accident / BY mistake / BY chance:

- We hadn't arranged to meet. We met by chance.

a play BY Shakespeare / a painting BY Rembrandt /

a novel BY Tolstoy и т.д.:

- Have you read any books by Agatha Christie? (= any books

written by Agatha Christie?)

(to be / to fall) IN love WITH someone:

- Have you ever been in love with anyone?


IN (my) opinion:

- In my opinion the film wasn't very good.

(to be) ON fire:

- Look! That car is on fire.

(to be) ON the telephone / ON the phone:

- You can't phone me. I'm not on the phone. (= I haven't got a phone)

- I've never met her but I've spoken to her on the phone.

ON television / ON the radio:

- I didn't watch the match on television. I listened to it on the


(to be / to go) ON a diet:

- I've put on a lot of weight. I'll have to go on a diet.

(to be / to go) ON strike:

- There are no trains today. The railway workers are on strike.

(to be/to go) ON holiday / ON business / ON a trip / ON a tour /

ON an excursion / ON a cruise / ON an expedition etc.

- Tom's away at the moment. He is on holiday in France.

- Did you go to Paris on business or on holiday?

- One day I'd like to go on a world tour.

однако, можно сказать

`go to a place FOR a holiday / FOR my holiday(s)':

- Tom has gone to France for a holiday.

- Where are you going for your holidays this year?

(to go / to come) FOR a walk / FOR a swim / FOR a drink и т.д.:

- She always goes for a walk with her dog in the morning.

- After work we went to a cafe for a drink.

(to have something) FOR breakfast / FOR lunch / FOR dinner:

- What did you have for lunch?


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