Learning English phrasal verbs can be really tricky. One of the main problems is that there are few rules to follow and more than often there are exceptions. This causes many students to feel insecure about their English. This is not the fault of the student and I hope that through some friendly teaching I can turn learning English prepositions into a pleasurable experience. The important thing as always is to try to associate prepositions with a real life experience. Think of when your favourite person was born. Were they born ON January 14th? or in January 14th?
In this case when you have the ordinal number after a month, you have to say “in”. It’s someone who stays deep “in” your heart and these are the kind of mnemonic devices you need to remember prepositions for the rest of your life. Now is this video I address the prepositions that always give my one-to-one students a hard time: look forward to, good in ? or good at?, in the internet? or on the internet? this Thursday? next Thursday? and many more. You can find great grammar books that list preposition combinations and of course the two big ones are by Raymond Murphy and Betty Azzar. That said, you still need to make these prepositions part of you and the only way you can do that is through constant practice. You don’t need to tell me that you understand the preposition usage, but you can’t you use them properly when you’re speaking. I know that! I hear that every day from my students around the world. Be creative and and you will find that prepositions can be your friend. Shine on my online students! Shine on!