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Attracted to or Attracted by

Vocabulary | Confusables | Phrasal Verbs

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Prepositions are difficult for students of English and when they are used with two very similar expressions they can be especially difficult. This lesson will show you how we use the two expressions attracted to and attracted by and will give you practice using both. I have selected real examples of the expressions from the British National Corpus, and have included several activators to help you with the use of the two expressions and the pronunciation of sentences which use them.

Attracted to or Attracted by

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Subjective and Objective

Active and Passive

Adjectival or Verbal

I am attracted to strong, intelligent women.

I was attracted by my wife’s strength and intelligence.

Speech Features

I am attracted to strong, intelligent women.

Speech Features

I was attracted by my wife’s strength and intelligence.

Comets

Comets are attracted by the Sun’s gravity.

Comets are attracted to the Sun’s gravity.

Speech Features

Comets are attracted by the Sun’s gravity.

Moths

Moths are attracted to light.

Moths are attracted by light.

Speech Features

Moths are attracted to light.

Speech Features

Magnets

North poles of magnets are attracted by south poles of magnets and vice versa.

North poles are attracted to south poles of magnets.

Speech Features

North poles of magnets are attracted by south poles of magnets and vice versa.

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Speech segments are marked by || and the sounds between the || marks should be continuous without breaks. This way your speech will sound more natural and the speech features will happen naturally, too.

Syllables marked in orange are the prominent, stressed syllables in the sentences. Remember that English is a stress-timed language so these syllables will be the same distance apart, regardless of how many syllables are between them.

I have marked interesting speech features in green to draw your attention to them. These include linking R, linking W, linking Y, and linking consonant sounds.

 

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