The importance of prepositions

6 Sep

You’ve probably seen this grave reminder of the importance of punctuation:

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There are plenty of other juicy examples out there, and some best-selling ones (see: Eats, Shoots & Leaves), but you get the idea.

Now I would like to share with you the importance of another taken-for-granted element of language: prepositions.

The importance of prepositions | spifftacular.Yes, I made this graphic myself. I am just very passionate about this particular application of prepositions. For example, this morning I paired some Golden Grahams S’more Bars with my bran cereal and spinach scrambled eggs:


And thanks to prepositions, I am completely satisfied with my decision.


Is anyone else out there enjoying dessert for breakfast and feeling unabashed about it? Are there any other aspects of language that you think are due for some recognition?


One Response to “The importance of prepositions”

  1. Karen September 7, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    I would love a discussion on the use of the colon : and semicolon ; with maybe a brief mention of the comma , thrown in.

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