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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (22 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595375774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595375776
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Galina Kimber, Doctor of Philosophy in Philology, has worked as an Assistant Professor for the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and was an Associate Professor at Samara University, Russia.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Gultekin on 1 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
At first glance this book looks useless but if you look for only the function of a preposition in a sentence with two to ten examples each it is very detailed and comprehensive. For instance I`ve never heard preposition "atop", "amid", "owing to", "by way of" "round", "in view of" and "facing". I wish it includes a few exercises and answers of each. Highly recommended.
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Great book a it explains all the prepositions perfectly . A useful tool for whomever wants to learn English properly
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Concerning Prepositions 28 April 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
We often take prepositions for granted. We notice them

only when we experience difficulties in deciding which

one to use in a particular case: In or into? In or on,

as in the sentences `My Grandma was sitting in her

chair' and `My Grannma was sitting on her chair.' So

selecting the correct word can be challenging, and

`Perfect Prepositions' helps learners to get the

answers. This book can be looked at as a little

dictionary as it provides a comprehensive list of 103

commonly used prepositions. It also provides many

examples for each meaning. I only wish the book would

contain a section on exercises as well, though the

examples can be used as excercises. What I find

interesting is that the examples help the learner to

make `his or her own rule' on a meaning. In this sense

it is good for a self-directed use. It's certainly a

very helpful learning device as it offers practical

guidelines for correct usage.

Eva S. K., PhD
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Prepositions are so confusing in any language 16 Sept. 2006
By George Woolsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
At first, after I bought Dr. Kimber's "Perfect Prepositions" I thought that it was just another impulse buying of no particular value. You see I just buy lots of books and sometimes do not even have time to read them.

Then, one weekend, when the weather was bad, I started browsing through it. The more I read the more I liked it. Next Monday I recommended it for purchase at the college library where I teach.

There are so many things in this book which I either did not know, or at least did not think about. This is a plethora of useful information both for students and teachers.

The book is arranged in a simple and logical way, and very easy to use as a reference book.

I highly recommend it as a tool for teaching and learning English (also as a second language). It should be available in the reference section of every better high school and college library.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Don't be fooled by the book title 5 Aug. 2007
By Look For - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you are a ESL/EFL student, then the book you are looking for may be the "Ins and Outs of Prepositions" by Jean Yates.

Ins and Outs of prepositions, The: A Guidebook for ESL Students

I bought both books, and I believe a good prepositions book should contains:

1. Detailed explainations of each preposition
2. Usage of prepositions in different themes, for example, place, time, etc.
3. An index (or a list) of verbs or nouns + applicable prepositions.

For "Prefect Prepositions", it lacks of no. 2 & 3 and can only be served as a reference book.

For example, if I want to know whether I can use "talk" + "on" or "with", an index will provide a great help. Without it, you have to look at "on" section and then "with" section and hopefully to get the word "talk".....

The "Ins and Outs" has all of above, but the index/list can be further expanded

In fact, when I decided to buy the above book (Prefect Prepositions) I have a great expectation but I was disappointed.

Could anyone please tell me where can I find a "full list" (i.e., a full reference list) of verbs or nouns + applicable prepositions?

P.S. the "size" of the book - "Prefect Prepositions" is also smaller than I expected.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very detailed but lack of exercises and answers. 1 Jan. 2008
By I. Gultekin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
At first glance this book looks useless but if you look for only the function of a preposition in a sentence with two to ten examples each it is very detailed and comprehensive. For instance I`ve never heard preposition "atop", "amid", "owing to", "by way of" "round", "in view of" and "facing". I wish it includes a few exercises and answers of each. Highly recommended.
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