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Preposition

A preposition is a word used to link or used to establish a relationship between any two or more than two nouns, pronouns or phrases or other words within a sentence.

For example: I prefer to read in the library.

Here the word that is depicting the relationship between ‘I’ and the ‘library’ is “in”. If with respect to the library I’ll ask the question that “where am I?” then the answer will be in. Hence here the preposition is in.

Generally asking the question where’ from the subject with respect to the object gives out the preposition.

 

Types of Preposition


There are mainly three types of prepositions-

  1. Time Prepositions

  2. Place Preposition

  3. Direction Prepositions

Time Preposition


These are the type of prepositions used to indicate that has been happened or is going to happen or will happen i.e. these are those prepositions that work with respect to time. For example: after, before, in, on, at, etc.

 

Place Prepositions


These are the type of prepositions used to indicate the place or position. For example: under, over, in, on, at, inside, outside, etc.

 

Direction Preposition


These are the type of prepositions used to indicate the direction of movement. For example:  to,through, across, into, etc.

Prepositions with Nouns

The phrasal combination of nouns and prepositions are referred.

Prepositions with Verbs

The phrasal combination of prepositions and verbs are referred to.

Prepositions with Adjectives

The phrasal combination of prepositions with adjectives is referred to.

 

While talking about the prepositions in the English language there are about 150 prepositions that could mostly be admired. However, there is no hard and fast rule of application of the prepositions or use of the prepositions or identification.What so ever, we are providing here an alphabetical list of commonly used prepositions through which you can go through once which will result in more cleared thoughts about prepositions.

Aboard

About

Above

Absent

Across

After

Against

Along

Alongside

Amid

Among

Amongst

Anti

Around

As

At

Before

Behind

Below

Beneath

Beside

Besides

Between

Beyond

But

By

Circa

Concerning

Considering

Despite

Down

During

Except

Excepting

Excluding

Failing

Following

For

From

Given

In

Inside

Into

Like

Minus

Near

Of

Off

On

Onto

Opposite

Outside

Over

Past

Per

Plus

Regarding

Round

Save

Since

Than

Through

To

Toward

Towards

Under

Underneath

Unlike

Until

Up

Upon

Versus

Via

With

Within

Without

 

 

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Prashant Raj Tiwari

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