Prepositions in Parallel Form

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Prepositions in Parallel Form :

When two words or phrases are used in parallel and require the same preposition to be idiomatically correct, the preposition does not have to be used twice.

  • You can wear that outfit in summer and in winter.

  • The female was both attracted by and distracted by the male's dance.

  • However, when the idiomatic use of phrases calls for different prepositions, we must be careful not to omit one of them.

  • The children were interested in and disgusted by the movie.

  • It was clear that this player could both contribute to and learn from every game he played.

  • He was fascinated by and enamored of this beguiling woman.

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  • Common Prepositions

  • End a Sentence with a Preposition

  • Prepositions of Time

  • Prepositions of Place

  • Prepositions of Location

  • Prepositions of Movement

  • Prepositions with Nouns

  • Prepositions with Adjectives

  • Prepositions with Verbs

  • Idiomatic Expressions with Prepositions

  • Unnecessary Prepositions

  • Prepositions in Parallel Form

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