Are you aware that changing the prepositions you use in a sentence can change its whole meaning?
Prepositions are words that show the connection between a noun (or pronoun) and some other element in the sentence.
Take this example of a result (for example blood test) and a normal range for this patient:
- The result is above the normal range
- The result is under the normal range
- The result is within the normal range
We’ve put together a quick quiz to help you understand how the use of prepositions with common medical verbs also changes the meaning of their sentence.
Take the quiz below
Match up the correct parts of the phrase, left and right.
examined by Tuesday
examined under a dermatologist
examined for the pathology lab
examined in abnormalities
examined on anaesthetic
Once you’ve checked your answer, take a look at some of our other Language Quizzes on the OET Preparation Portal.