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:

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

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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?

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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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