- 1. Prepositions of Time
- 2. Prepositions of Place
- 3. Prepositions of Direction
- 4. Prepositions of Manner/Prepositions of Cause and Effect
- 5. Simple and Compound Prepositions
- 7. Same word used as preposition and other parts of speech
- 6. Same Word used as preposition and adverb
- 8. Positions of preposition in the sentence
- 9. Ending a sentence with a preposition
Prepositions are mostly small single words used before a noun (at home), a noun phrase (across the river) or a pronoun (for you). They may also consist of two or more words acting as a single preposition called compound preposition. The prepositions are used to form relationships between the nouns and other words in a sentence by linking them.
There are many prepositions, most of which are single-word such as above, along, behind, from, near, of, on, since, to, until, and with.
A preposition is followed by a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun, each of which becomes the object of the preposition. Only the noun can be the object; other parts of speech such as verb, adjective, or adverb cannot be the object.
Sentence without preposition is meaningless
Prepositions are one of the eight parts of speech. It plays an important role in forming relationship between words in a sentence. Without it, sentences become meaningless.
Different prepositions used to show time or place or direction
Same preposition used to show time or place or direction
The next three parts of this lesson will focus on prepositions of time, prepositions of place, and prepositions of direction respectively.