字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Prepositional Phrase 14. The prepositional phrase today is " at ones disposal. " Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone or something is at one's disposal that person or thing could be used at any time or in any way that the user wishes to use it or the user sees fit. Whatever , whatever way that is most suitable for him. Okay. Let's continue. The origin's phrase comes from Latin. It derives from the Latin word "disponere" which means to arrange or set someone or something in different places. Therefore the user could arrange or use someone or something anyway they may wish. All right. Let's continue. With the note here. Of course another meaning of dispose and especially the noun form disposal refers to the act of throwing away. So that's why sometimes this could be confusing with some people. They hear disposal you know, as a noun. Most of the time we think of that you know, where we're getting rid of something or throwing it away. But "at ones disposal" really doesn't have anything to do with getting rid of. It's more about using what you need. What , what is there available for you that you have this there waiting for you when you need to use it. So yes. So especially the noun form refers to the act of throwing something away. That is not the main idea of this phrase. So you should know that. All right. Let's continue. Let's look at ... we have three examples here. Number one. She has many assistants at her disposal to help her out. So it could be people you have, people there. You know, to help you. And you could use them in almost any way you need them, especially you know, in regard to work of course. Number two. Yes. If needed the President and the government has a strong military at its disposal. So in case there was ever any danger or situation you know, that's, that's a possible choice. They have there. They don't have to do it. They probably should avoid doing it. But it's at their disposal that it could be done. All right. Number three. That organization has more than enough funds, meaning more than enough money at its disposal. So for whatever it is that they want to do. If they wanted to work on some new projects or whatever. it is. They have more than enough funds or enough money at its disposal. That's there. That's available for them and they could use as they believe is the best way for their company. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it . I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.