Preposition + noun

Студенты часто употребляют неправильные предлоги перед словами данного урока. Поэтому изучите эти примеры тщательно:

To pay BY cheque :

– Did you pay by cheque or in cash?

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?

IN love WITH someone:

– Have you ever been in love with anyone?

IN opinion:

– In my opinion the film wasn’t very good.

ON fire:

– Look! That car is on fire.

ON the telephone / ON the phone:

– You can’t phone me. I’m not on the 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 radio.

ON a diet:

– I’ve put on a lot of weight. I’ll have to go on a diet.

ON strike:

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

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 ‘:

– Tom has gone to France for a holiday.

– Where are you going for your holidays this year?

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.

FOR breakfast / FOR lunch / FOR dinner:

– What did you have for lunch?

Preposition + noun