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There have been lots of changes at OET in the last 12 months as the test grows to meet the demands for more healthcare professionals in English speaking workplaces.
We know these are great changes but there is more to come including expanding:
Thanks for being part of the journey.
It’s been exciting times at OET bringing them to you!
How would you complete this sentence?
Using the correct preposition can make the difference between the meaning you intended and a meaning which is quite different, and possibly inappropriate.
The same preposition can have a very different meaning when attached to a different word e.g.
Please come in [here ‘in’ means movement from outside the room into the room]
Come back in 2 weeks (here ‘in’ means time. Return after two weeks have past]
Combining a different preposition with the same verb or noun can also create a very different meaning e.g.
You should take up an exercise class [here the combination of ‘take up’ means start]
I realise this is a lot of information to take in [here the combination of ‘take in’ means process or understand].
Sometimes, as in the image example, the preposition is incorrect with the noun, verb or adjective it’s combined with.
There are some rules to learn about use of prepositions especially for time and place but many other combinations need to be learnt, remembered and then used.