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Answer to Intro on previous page
And the answer is… C)!
A) No, because a main meal is ‘dinner’ with double ‘n’ pronounced /dIn/. ‘Diner’ with only one ‘n’ is pronounced /daI/ and has a different meaning.
B) No, because although a diner can be a person who eats at a restaurant, in this context ‘Tom’s Diner’, wouldn’t make much sense (though ‘Tom’s Dinner Guest’ would!).
C) Yes!! A diner is an American word for a roadside restaurant like the one in the picture above by Edward Hopper.
Tom's Diner - a song by American singer Suzanne Vega. SEE HER BIOGRAPHY HERETASK1. Look at the verbs below from the song and make sure you understand what they mean.2. Now decide what other words you imagine could be in the song. E.g. 'open' + 'the door' or, 'sit' + 'down' / 'at the bar'.
of at through to behind inside in *outside for on
How many examples of each preposition can you hear in the song? (There may be only one example of a word.)
*outside - can be a noun, adjective, adverb or preposition. In the song it is used as a noun 'the outside' See HERE for the different uses.
As you listen to the song, make a note of how the preposition is used. E.g. 'In' + 'the morning'.
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Match the prepositions to the lyrics.
_____ the morning
_____ the diner
_____ the corner
I am waiting.... _____ the man
He is looking _____ (of) the window
looking _____ somebody coming
somebody coming _____
Says the man _____ the counter
There's a story _____ an actor
And I'm turning _____ the horoscope
and looking _____ the funnies
There's a woman _____ the outside
looking _____. Does she see me?
It will continue _____ the morning