What is a Preposition?
Preposition is important when constructing sentences. A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.
- The relationships include time, direction, place, manner and amount.
- A preposition links nouns, pronouns, Gerund and phrases to other words.
- Preposition + Noun, Pronoun, Gerund or Clause
- I will meet you on Monday (before Noun)
- He received it from me (before Pronoun)
- I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.(before Gerund)
The following words are the most commonly used prepositions:
|Against||Beyond||In front||Of||Outside up|
|Among||By||In spite of||Past||Up to|
|Before||During||Near||Nhroughout||With regard to|
|Behind||Except||Of||To||With respect to|
- There was a look about her that said everything.
- It’s never happened to me before.
- Aileen is proud of her family for their support.
- she began to walk away from him.
- He got in his car and drove off.
- He banged his head on a beam.
- She ran away on Friday and we haven’t seen her since.
- Leave it with me.