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Showing posts with label Preposition. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Preposition

Preposition

 Preposition is a word that shows relation between noun or pronoun and the other words in sentence.

 e.g. in, on, at, to, with, under, above, into, by, of etc

Preposition is always used before a noun or pronoun and shows the relation of the noun or pronoun to the other words in sentence. The following examples will help in better understanding.

Example.

Subject + Verb
Preposition   Noun

The cat was sleeping
   

on
   

table

He lives
   

in
   

Paris

She looked
   

at
   

Stranger.

He will come
   

in
   

January.

Wedding ceremony will be held
   

on
   

20th December.

I was waiting
   

for
   

you

Someone is knocking
   

at
   

The door.

She came
   

by
   

bus.



Prepositions show many relations (for different nouns) in sentence. On the basis of relation they show, preposition may be divided into following categories.



    Preposition for time e.g. in, on, at, etc.
    Preposition for place e.g. in, on, at, etc
    Preposition for direction e.g. to, towards, into, through etc.
    Preposition for agent e.g. by
    Preposition for device, instrument or machines. e.g. on, by, with, etc.
    Prepositions used after verbs to make prepositional verb. e.g. look at, look after, laugh at


Types of Preposition



The types of preposition are as follows:

1. Preposition for Time
2. Preposition for Place
3. Preposition for Direction
4. Preposition for Agent
5. Preposition for Instrument
6. Prepositional Phrase

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