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  1. M

    climb the stage

    Hello everyone, - Climb the stage quickly, the headmaster said. Is the sentence above correct or do I need a preposition before "the stage" ("to" or maybe "on")? Thank you.
  2. brofeelgood

    向 - 走向前

    "stand up", "go up", "get up", "mount up", "rise up", "jack up", "zip up" etc fall into the same category as "climb up". These verbs all suggest a motion of some sort, and the "up" reinforces it by providing a direction. This is by definition a directional preposition. Just like: - climb up a...
  3. se16teddy

    climb wardrobe?

    We use climb without a preposition with features of the landscape that we customarily climb up: I climbed the mountain / hill / tree / maybe Empire State Building. We also climb ladders and stairs. For some reason, I feel you have to put in a preposition when you climb on something that...
  4. Bushwhacker

    I climb up the mountain to see/to seeing the blue sky

    I think I remember having read we use a "to + gerund" when this "to" is rather a preposition, say like the Spanish "a" or "para", so in a sentence like "I climb up the mountain to see the blue sky" why wouldn't we be able to say "I climb up the mountain to seeing the blue sky" : "Subo la montaña...
  5. PaulQ

    climb down [from?]

    No. The first one is a joke unless the stool is about 5 meters high. It is similar to "He climbed down the ladder/the cliff, etc". 1. "To climb down (adverb) + from (preposition)" is not the same as "to climb + {down (preposition) something}" In "He climbed down from his stool [onto the...
  6. H

    The climb upside/up/to/by the mountains

    This question was asked in an exam in India as... In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (4) i.e. No error...
  7. M

    climb into?

    Hi there!! I´ve been thinking about the right preposition in this sentence: "The Martians climbed _______ the UFO". I would use "into" but I´m not very sure. Can you help me, please? Thanks in advance!
  8. S

    Clim-Climb up

    Clever little word, that preposition up. Semantically, it adds nothing of substance to the meaning of the verb climb, other than emphasis, and its use seems redundant if not illogical, as one could hardly be expected to climb down the tree. But climb up is idiomatic, much like take in or ring...
  9. panjandrum

    climb up it

    This won't really help, but "take off" is an established phrasal verb. In take off, the apparent preposition, off, has in effect become part of the verb. As a result, you can say things like "I will take off my shoes," AND "I will take my shoes off." But you cannot say, "I will take my shoes,"...
  10. PaulQ

    a system needs to scale

    to scale = preposition + noun = in a certain ratio to scale (v.) (intr.) = to change in size to scale (v.) (trans.) = to climb
  11. Jektor

    climb (up) the roof

    I would say: "He climbed up onto the roof" "He climbed up the ladder (and) on to the roof" "He climbed on to the roof from the ladder" etc. See also these previous threads: - q=climb+preposition .
  12. T

    Clim-Climb up

    I've never seen "Himalaya" used in the singular. It's usually "the Himalayas". I would say that "climb the mountain" would imply that one got to the top, while one "climb up" a mountain without reaching the top. This distinction is not as strong with a tree, but it still exists. To climb up...
  13. E


    Hi everybody, 1. I couldn't get in through- the door so I had to climb -in- a window. Could we say as above or should I change the preposition 'in' into 'on'? Or what is the correct preposition? Please comment, Thanks, Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
  14. wolfbm1

    go/climb/get + onto a high step

    Hello. You can find photos of people climbing onto a tree. In Longman Photo Dictionary of American English, published by Pearson Longman 2006, there is a picture illustrating the use of the preposition "onto." The pictures shows a high curb or step and a man's feet. The man's front foot is...
  15. heypresto

    The bee climbed the leaf

    :thumbsup: Yes. :thumbsdown: No.
  16. B

    The climb upside/up/to/by the mountains

    Yes. Although it is a bit strange that there is a single climb up a number of mountains. I suppose this can be explained if the climb is seen as a continuous activity covering several mountain tops in a row...
  17. lingobingo

    Climb up and climb down

    If you climb up something, you usually have to climb to get back down from [the top of] it. But it would be said differently according to the context. They climbed back down the mountain. (down is a preposition) The boy climbed down from the tree. (down is an adverb)
  18. W

    trepar al árbol / trepar el árbol

    Well you could say in english "climb to the tree" but only if this was after climbing something else to get to the tree. Maybe this is the clue? When we climb a tree normally we are going somewhere (to the top) so a preposition is needed? ej. trepar al parte de arriba del arbol. BUT I am...
  19. taraa

    a system needs to scale

    Thank you so much :)
  20. zaffy

    looked at me from above

    And ' He climbed a tree' with no preposition is I believe correct, right?
  21. SimonTsai

    The climb upside/up/to/by the mountains

    Would 'up' be the correct preposition?
  22. O

    Jump into the lake

    The preposition I would use is "in" Similar expressions in the United States are: Go fly a kite. Go climb a tree. Frequently, the sentences are preceded with the word "oh", in my experience. Oh, go climb a tree. Oh, go fly a kite. When I've heard these used it meant: Get out of here...
  23. wolfbm1

    come/climb/get off of a high step

    Hello. One can romove sticker residue off of a book cover using nail polish. You can find photos of people diving off of cliffs. In Longman Photo Dictionary of American English, published by Pearson Longman 2006, there is a picture illustrating the use of the preposition "off (of)." The...
  24. C

    climb in/on/- the tree

    1) She climbed in the tree. 2) She climbed on the tree. 3) She climbed the tree. Should I use any preposition? I think that third sentence is the correct one, but I'm not sure...
  25. AidaGlass

    but keeps falling down/off the hammock

    Hello, Which preposition should be used in the sentence below? (I've written it myself) A patients in chains is struggling to climb up a hammock and lie down on it, but keeps falling down the hammock. A shackled patient is struggling to climb up a hammock and lie down on it, but keeps falling...
  26. Purple.pink12

    Climb up and climb down

    Can we say The boy climbed down the tree. (Without from the tree)
  27. P

    On trees and in trees difference?

    In my English, people climb trees, and it's what I used to do as a kid; no preposition before "trees". People, except for a few isolated political demonstrators, do not sit and sleep in trees; birds and a few other creatures, including sloths and koalas, do, but not people. :)
  28. Y

    trepar al árbol / trepar el árbol

    When you say: climb to the tree and take an apple. I think you are on the ground, aren't you? or you say, in this example, climb the tree. In spanish is: Sube/trepa al árbol y coge una manzana. If we say: trepa el árbol/trepalo hasta la copa(in this case, the boy is on the tree). Woudn't it be...
  29. panjandrum

    Climbed Everest versus Climbed up the tree

    Picking a couple of points ... I wouldn't use any preposition with the name of a mountain. When Jess reports that she climbed Slieve Donard today, everyone will know that she climbed all the way to the top and then came back down again. The cat did not necessarily climb up the tree. He may...
  30. vxp

    Declension of toponyms preceded by the preposition في

    Dear forum, my currently favoured book on Arabic grammar[1] lists, among others, the, to me, quite puzzling, following example to demonstrate the use of :إن وأخواتها إن الاهرام في مصرَ Why ought مصر be in the accusative case here, when, as far I can observe, it serves a predicative role in its...
  31. Roymalika

    The bee climbed the leaf

    A bee and a dove were friends. Once the dove saw the bee drowning in water. The dove suddenly plucked a leaf from a tree and threw it near the bee. The bee climbed the leaf and thus its life saved. Should I use "on" after 'climb' or is it correct without preposition?
  32. PaulQ

    participate in/participated in by

    I see both as prepositions with the MW being particularly badly phrased: surely it should be, "duet -- an action in which two parties participate." (why did they use the passive? :confused: ) In as an adverb usually occurs in such sentences as, "We can climb in at the window." (Note in and at...
  33. shop-englishx

    prepositions "onto", "up", "on" with the verb climb?

    Hi, natives! A man/insect/cat/squirrel/rat/monkey/snake climbed up the tree. .................................................. climbed on the tree. .................................................. climbed onto the tree. Which preposition is correct here? Many thanks. :)
  34. A

    Preposition at the end of a sentence. Examples, general discussion, history of the "rule" #19.

    I know we all say it, but doesn't climb mean ascend? In climb up, isn't the up superfluous? Can we climb down (ascend down)? Shouldn't we just say descend? :) Sir Edmund Hillary: It has been my ambition for many years to climb Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay: Oh really sir! Would that be up or...
  35. Andygc

    <Pull up> your shirt [phrasal verb?]

    It's perfectly normal to put the preposition before the noun: "He pulled up the drawbridge", "He pulled up his trousers". And with other prepositions: He pulled in his stomach", "The magician pulled out a bunch of flowers, two rabbits and half-a-dozen white doves", "He pulled down the ladder to...
  36. Cenzontle

    ser de ayuda

    • "Me" (object—indirect, I guess), "alegra" (verb, 3rd-person singular), "poder hacerlo" (subject, 3rd-person singular). May I compare it with "Me alegran esas noticias", Climb? • "Me" (object), "alegro" (verb, 1st-person singular, subject understood), ___ (blank to be filled). We want to put...
  37. T

    To increase, to decrease, metaphorically

    I think the climbing works like in Germanic languages. As a matter of fact: we would say in Dutch. "Hij be-klom de ME" (be-climb, the be- being a prefix often replacing a preposition like "on", as in: Hij beantwoordde de brief = hij antwoordde op de brief (which are about real synonyms: he...
  38. sdgraham

    On trees and in trees difference?

  39. PaulQ

    preposition + (object ) + -ing form.

    The -ing form is confusing. It used to be divided into the noun form and the verbal form and this was demonstrated in the sentences: "I disapprove of his smoking." and "I disapprove of him smoking." which are different in meaning. There are three forms of "verb + preposition + -ing form". 1...
  40. e2efour

    lay (down) the book (down)?

    Many verbs in English work like this, i.e. you can put the particle (here down) before or after the object. For example, you can put on your coat or put your coat on. You can take off your coat or take your coat off. The problem for you is to know when you can do this. For example, you can...
  41. e2efour

    Good luck in/with/about your speech.

    Good luck with your speech/novel, i.e. when you give your speech/write a novel). Good luck in (e.g. in your attempt to climb Mt Fuji or in the future). However, there is some overlap between with and in, and people may differ in the preposition they choose.
  42. Hermione Golightly

    get out, get on

    No because 'get over' has nothing to do with moving in your sentence. It's a phrasal verb meaning 'to recover from'. If you don't know what it means you can't guess, so it's an idiom and can't be literally translated. 'Over' is not a preposition here - it's known as a particle. It only has...
  43. 123xyz


    Macedonian: 1. Од Атина до Анкара преку Истамбул. This preposition also means "over", as in "jump/fly/climb over", and implies crossing, e.g. "помине преку улица", lit. "pass across a street", means "cross a street". 2. Известување по мејл. This preposition can mean "on" (referring to an...
  44. m0nchichi

    Working in or at heights?

    Sorry for my casual way of describing things. I did some research and found a couple of articles that use the phrase with the preposition 'at'. And the phrase simply means that you don't work on the ground. Jobs that require working 'at' or 'in' heights include Powerline Electricians ( they...
  45. Roymalika

    Make some examples <on> this structure

    Teacher to his students: Note down the structure "It is not easy to....". Make some examples on this structure. Students then make different examples like: It is not easy to climb Mount Everest. It is not easy to defeat John Cena in wrestling. It is not easy to convince her to marry. etc. Is...
  46. pickarooney

    Crack open, out come

    1. No, in this case the entire shell came apart, enough to allow the chick to climb out. The use of 'crack' has two interpretations: the initial opening was in the form of a narrow crack and from there it fully opened or the egg made a 'crack' sound as it opened 2. Pretty much. Note the...
  47. Couch Tomato

    hammer up

    Sometimes we stumble from exhaustion and double over with pain, while other times we effortlessly float over rocky trails and hammer up a 3,000-foot climb after accessing an unknown source of strength. (Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – Scott Jurek) What does "hammer...
  48. R

    Preposition at the end of a sentence. Examples, general discussion, history of the "rule" #19.

    Little force in the minds of english speakers. This is probably why people have no problem ending sentences in prepositions (even ones we can agree are relevant, like "Where do you come from?"). That's what I was trying to get at, I think. Prepositions and adverbs are treated very similarly and...
  49. Andygc

    On trees and in trees difference?

    And that is the same in my English, spoken some 3,500 miles to the east. :) Some fruits, and the victims of lynch mobs, hang from trees.
  50. M

    About appropriate article and preposition

    I am no expert on ascents or benches, but the second sentence is overly formal in American English. "After many years as a criminal prosecutor, she became a judge [or was appointed to the bench]" is more like it. Save "ascent" for "she ascended to Heaven" or "she ascended the ladder." If you...