Preposition choice

In the words of a famous author and translator, “Prepositions are hell”. They are one of the most difficult areas to learn. Nevertheless, we need to try to find the right preposition for each occasion. In most cases, there will be only one correct choice, and it often will not be the preposition that is most similar to the one you would choose in Swedish.

Here are some examples:

No: written on English

Yes: written in English

No: a consequence from

Yes: a consequence of

No: advantages with

Yes: advantages of, advantages to

No: think on

Yes: think about (or sometimes, think of)

No: the second language in Sweden

Yes: the second language of Sweden

No: influence in

Yes: influence on

No: open for new ideas

Yes: open to new ideas

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