Your “prayers not answered” means your “expectations not fulfilled.” The TAO wisdom explains why: your attachments to careers, money, relationships, and success “make” but also “break” you by creating your flawed ego-self that demands your “expectations to be fulfilled.”

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Prepositional Words and Phrases


Blow in: visit unexpectedly.
 e.g. What a surprise! What blows you in?

Blow over: end without causing harm.
 e.g. The Mayor expected the riot would blow over in a day or two.

Blow up: become very angry.
 e.g. As soon as he heard the bad news, he blew up and started shouting and screaming.

Noise about: gossip.
 e.g. Please don’t noise about my being fired by my boss.


Appeal against: ask a court to cancel something.
 e.g. The lawyer appealed against the court’s decision.

Appeal for: demand as a right.
 e.g. I think we should appeal for justice.
 e.g. They are appealing for our help.

Appeal to: attract or please someone.
 e.g. The proposal appealed to many of us.
 e.g. Her personality appeals to everybody around her.
 e.g. Does this food appeal to your taste?


Include among: choose or classify.
 e.g. He included himself among the top writers of science fiction.

Include in: invite.
 e.g. I think we’ll include him in the party.

Stephen Lau     
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