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Respected Roy,

How are you? I hope you are fine. I want to know that which preposition is correct in these sentences, and are these sentences correct? Prepositions are in capital letters.

1a) I will be getting enrolled AT a college.

1b) I will be getting enrolled IN a college.

1c) Both of the sentences are written with correct preposition. You can write both "at" and "in" in the sentence mentioned above.

1d) Both of the sentences are wrong.

2) The great wall is only a few meters wide — similar in size OF highways and airport runways.

3)The fact that it is scarcely one seventh of the volume of the earth must have accelerated its cooling AT the temperature at which life could begin.

4) The light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received TO this world.

5) Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an alleged ape-like animal said to inhabit the remote forested areas of much of North America, with many of the sightings occurring AROUND the Pacific northwest of the United States and British Columbia, Canada.

6) Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, bipedal hairy hominoid creature, and many believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found IN the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal.


Thank you, Roy.

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1a) I will be getting enrolled AT a college.

Correct

1b) I will be getting enrolled IN a college.

No



2) The great wall is only a few meters wide — similar in size OF highways and airport runways.

should be similar TO

3)The fact that it is scarcely one seventh of the volume of the earth must have accelerated its cooling AT the temperature at which life could begin.

cooling TO

4) The light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received TO this world.

received BY

or received ON

5) Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an alleged ape-like animal said to inhabit the remote forested areas of much of North America, with many of the sightings occurring AROUND the Pacific northwest of the United States and British Columbia, Canada.

AROUND or IN

6) Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, bipedal hairy hominoid creature, and many believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found IN the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal.

IN is OK - but

I would omit this phrase

may be found under different regional names


I hope that helps  

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I can answer questions on English language, grammar, writing skills, and study skills. I am particularly experienced in the writing skills required for academic essays, term papers, reports, dissertations, and post-graduate theses.

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I have forty years experience as a tutor and as the author of books on writing and study skills. For thirty years I was a tutor for the Workers' Educational Association, which specialises in courses for adult students and preparing mature students for university. I was also a tutor for the Open University between 1975 and 2010. During that time I have also written a number of books on writing and study skills. In the last ten years or more I have specialised in creating computer-aided learning materials and online learning courses.

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"Making the Grade" (Manchester University Press) 1990 "Studying Fiction" (Manchester University Press) 1991 "Marking Essays" (Clifton Press) 1993 "Revision and Examinations" (Clifton Press) 1993 "Writing Essays" (Clifton Ress) 1996 "Study Skills" (Clifton Press) 1996 "Electronic Writing" (Clifton Press) 1996 "Improve your Writing Skills" (Clifton Press) 2010 "Writing Essays 3.0" (Clifton Press) 2008 [computer program] "English Language 3.0" (Clifton Press) 2008 [computer program] "Study Skills 2.0" (Clifton Press) 2008 [computer program]

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My first degree was in mechanical engineering (HNC). I then switched to literary studies and philosophy. My second degree was a BA in English and American Literature (from Manchester University - UK). I also have an MA in Comparative Literary Studies, and my doctoral thesis (PhD) was in the relationship between literature and politics.

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