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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Prepositional Phrase three. The prepositional
phrase today is by the book. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone
does something by the book, he or she does it in a way that strictly follows
the rules, laws, policies, etc. So they don't want to break any rules. They don't
want to break any laws. That's the way they like to do things. They like to do
things by the book. Okay. So let's continue here. Some think the origin may
be related to the Bible. In the phrase by the book. Some people may ask which book ?
Which book you're talking about ? Is it the Bible ? Is it ... I don't know the law book ?
What book are you referring to ? Okay. They think the answer is the Bible because
even still today a witness who goes on a stand must swear on a Bible. You know, I
swear to tell the truth. The whole truth and nothing but the truth.
We see this in the movies all the time. Even if you've never been to court
before. The Bible before giving his or her testimony to what they're going to
say. All right. Good. And let's continue. The earliest citation can be found in Edgar
Allan Poe's " Murder in Rue Morgue" 1845. So remember Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan
Poe was a very famous scary writer way back in the eighteen hundreds. Probably
one of the most famous scary writers before our modern day Stephen King.
You know, but at this time he was like the Stephen King of his day. Okay. Anyway,
let's let's go on. All right. We got three examples here. Example number one. She
won't lie for you. She does everything by the book. That's it. So if you wanted
someone to tell a lie to cover something for you. They are saying she's not going to do
it. She does it by the book. She's not that type of person. Or number two. He got
into trouble because he didn't do things by the book. All right. This is a way that
we we might hear it. Or number three. He wants his accountants
to do everything by the book. He doesn't want any problems with being audited.
Yeah. So he doesn't any problems with the tax department. So he wants to make
sure that you know his tax returns or whatever he's claiming is all by the
book. That it's following the rules , the laws, the policies. Okay. Anyway I hope
you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Prepositional Phrase (3) By the Book

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anitawu12 published on September 15, 2019
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