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U.S. Citizenship


 

 


 

 

behind in = late / not keeping up

 

 1. He fell behind in his rent, so his landlord told him to leave.

(fall behind in: to be late in making payments or the completion of work)

behind in the rent

 2. He's behind in some of his classes, so his parents found a tutor to help him.

(When a person is "behind in" a class, he or she is having trouble completing or understanding the work that is assigned.)

tutor

 3. He's behind in his yardwork.

man with pitchfork
 4. The jockey doesn't want to fall behind in the race. (He doesn't want to lose.) jockey racing

 5. Woodrow Wilson probably would have fallen behind in the election results in 1916 if he hadn't been against U.S. involvment in World War I. He changed his mind in 1917 after Germany attacked U.S. ships.

woodrow wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepositions

about 

above 

across 

after  

along 

amid  

among 

around 

at

before 

below  

beside 

beyond 

but  

by 

despite  

down  

except  

for

in

inside  

into 

near 

of

off 

on

onto 

out

over 

past 

per  

to

under 

until  

upon  

via  

with 

within 

 

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