TEFL – Prepositions

I’m enjoying studying for my CELTA TEFL course and have been reading the excellent Grammar for English Language Teachers by Martin Parrott. On reaching the chapter explaining prepositions, I was reminded of this hilarious clip from my favourite Sci-fi series, Stargate SG-1.

 

Personally I agree with Jack but in every-day language, especially for non-native speakers, ending sentences with prepositions is usually best, sort of …

Dutch Word Clock 2

A much neater version of a Dutch Word Clock, with options for changing both language and background colour. This code features in a word clock app and was released by the foremost manufacturers of word clocks, QLOCKTWO. The app and code here, have the advantage of being about a thousand pounds cheaper than the real thing!

Does this work?

Duolingo went a bit mad yesterday.

The instruction is to Translate this text – “She works” into Dutch. As you can see, I wrote “Zij werkt.” I was marked wrong, since the “juiste oplosssing” or correct solution is “Zij werkt.”

I know.