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 (according to, due to, instead of) . 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.
See List 11 / List of Prepositions
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.
Removal of preposition
Sometimes a preposition does not form a necessary part of a sentence. It can be removed without affecting the meaning of the sentence
Different types of prepositions
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.