In this article, we explore the basics of prepositions and the various types of prepositions with examples.
Prepositions are the words that link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.
Example: The book is on the table.
A prepositional phrase is made up of the preposition, its object and any associated adjectives or adverbs. A prepositional phrase can function as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
Example: At home, in time.
Types of Prepositions
Uses of prepositions
Prepositions are used for the following purposes:
A. To show where something/someone is
- A CD is lying on the slab.
- Chinki was playing in the lawn.
B. With time words
Example: at noon, on Sunday, in the year 2015
C. After some nouns
- We had fun with the new toy.
- There is some trouble with the switch.
D. After some adjectives
- We are excited about the new project.
- The Champagne region is renowned for its wines.
E. After some verbs
- They are listening to the recording.
- Julienne has waited for her mother for 2 hours.
F. In some phrases
- Our plane landed in the end.
- They reached late for the show.
Prepositions: Key Learning
- Practice will help you to master the rules of Prepositions.
- Follow the simple tips given in the article and solve as many questions as you can.