Prepositions - Across

Prepositions - Across

  • Across indicates the direction of movement from one side of an area to the other.

    Pattern: motion verb + across + noun The girl ran across the yard.
    Verbs often used before across:
    crawl, drive, go, limp, move, ride, run, swim, walk

  • Across can mean on the other side of a place.
    Pattern: verb + across + noun
    My friend lives across the street.

  • Across from means opposite or facing.

    Pattern 1: verb + across from + noun
    My assistant's office is across from mine. My secretary sits across from me.

    Pattern 2: verb + across + noun + from + noun
    My assistant's office is across the hall from mine.

  • Across and all across mean in every area of. People across the world are using the Internet. There is a heat wave all across the country.
    across the board—including everyone or everything
    Everyone got a raise in salary: there was a wage increase of three percent across the board.

  • Phrasal verbs
    come across (nonseparable)—find something unexpectedly I came across this old picture of you when I was looking for some documents.
    come across (intransitive)—be received by an audience The banquet speaker was not sure how well he came across.
    run across (nonseparable)—to find something unexpectedly I ran across a letter you wrote to me when we were children.
    get (something) across to (separable)—make something understood
    The young girl tried to get it across to her boyfriend that she was not ready to get married.
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    In 2004, in response to the judging controversy during the 2002 Winter Olympics, the ISU adopted the International Judging System (IJS), which became mandatory at all international competitions in 2006, including the 2006 Winter Olympics. The new system is often informally referred to as the Code of Points, however, the ISU has never used the term to describe their system in any of their official communications.Under the system, points are awarded individually for each skating element, and the sum of these points is the total element score (TES). Competitive programs are constrained to have a set number of elements. Each element is judged first by a technical specialist who identifies the specific element and determines its base value. The technical specialist uses instant replay video to verify things that distinguish different elements; e.g., the exact foot position at take off and landing of a jump. The decision of the technical specialist determines the base value of the element. A panel of twelve judges then each award a mark for the quality and execution of the element. This mark is called the grade of execution (GOE) that is an integer from ?3 to +3. The GOE mark is then translated into another value by using the table of values in ISU rule 322. The GOE value from the twelve judges is then processed with a computerized random selection of nine judges, then discarding the high and low value, and finally averaging the remaining seven. This average value is then added to (or subtracted from) the base value to get the total value for the element.

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