Jordanian Undergraduate Students’ Use of English Prepositional Verbs: Analytical Study

Hadeel Ali Saed, Baderaddin Yassin


This study investigates the difficulties of English prepositions that face Arab English language learners (ELLs) at the university level. It attempts to unfold the factors that cause these problems and to help English as foreign language (EFL) teachers to come up with effective teaching methods in teaching English prepositions. Many studies have been conducted on the ELLs when it comes to English prepositions. However, this study explains what causes these problems in the first place, and what EFL teachers can do to avoid those problems especially for Arab ELLs. The results show that using preposition collocation in teaching Arab ELLs is proved to be better than teaching prepositions individually. 


Preposition; ELLs (English language learners); EFL ( English as a foreign language)

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