字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント 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.