Daily Prompt: Cringe

via Daily Prompt: Cringe

I spent over three hours and ended up with three large bags full of poison ivy.  Poison ivy makes me cringe.

Cringe is a normal reaction.  We can cringe at a lot of things and everyone is different at what they cringe at.  Some things we are afraid of others are not.  No one person is the same.

Also, how we cringe is different.  Some people are very physical and some people it can only be a twitch.  Others don’t show any physical sign.

What makes you cringe?  How do you cringe?  What do you notice when people around you cringe?

In, On, At

One of the most challenging parts of the English language to learn are the prepositions. Native speakers tend not to think about these or analyze them a lot.  Yet for people learning English, especially in the beginning stages, they can be confusing.

In: we use for specific locations.  Example: I am in my kitchen.

On: Objects, and people, “on” something: My keys are on the table. (Your keys can’t be in the table, but they can be in the drawer.)

At: general location: I am at the hospital.  Great, but where exactly?

My most common example I use with beginning learners:

I am at the hospital in the emergency room on the first floor.