At the Library

Exercise I

Instructions: Learn to use the words and expressions in different context.


Usually, an instructor hands out the syllabus on the first day of class.

If you are not sure when an assignment is due, check the syllabus.

I need to buy all the books the instructor has listed on the syllabus.

According to the syllabus, we have a quiz next week.

on reserve

All the library's books by M. Douglas White are on reserve for students in Chemistry 341.

Prof: I'd like to place these books on reserve for my physics class.

Librarian: Certainly. Fill out this form, and I'll inform the librarian in the reserve room.

I need to spend a few hours in the library to read a textbook my instructor has placed on reserve.

I'm sorry. You are not allowed to take this book from the library. It is on reserve, so you must read it here.

to be) on one's way (to)

The incredible acting of Maya Thurston in her last three movies has caught the attention of movie lovers everywhere. Maya is on her way to becoming a star.

I saw Rita on her way to school. It was raining and she was carrying an umbrella.

Wife: Henry, if you don't leave now you'll be late for the train.

HUSBAND: Don't worry, hon. I'm on my way!

If you are on your way to the grocery store, could you stop at the pharmacy next door and buy some aspirin?