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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Sentence Structure: Prepositional Phrases

Some common prepositions:

in to by after except despite
on out from along upon during
of at as with across among

Other examples, where a preposition has to be removed in order to provide a subject for the sentence:

  • By asking his name, age and comfort level allows my patient to be involved in the treatment.
  • At 9 o’clock is when the lecture begins.
  • With hard work helps me to keep up-to-date with my studies.

Try now to correct the following:

  1. In the lecture by Dr Bahra cleared up the confusion.
  2. As the late class made me miss my bus.
  3. During driving to Montreal made me very tired.
  4. As the weather yesterday was hot and humid.
  5. With Caroline and I are going to the mall tomorrow.
  6. At Dr Brown’s office is full of books.
  7. Among everyone in the class failed their mid-term test.
  8. After Soheil tried to tell me how to get to his house.

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For guidance, read the Sentence Structure Tip Sheet.