Definition and Kinds of Preposition

Definition and Kinds of Preposition

Definition and Kinds of Preposition

        In this post I will share about Definition and kinds of Preposition. In this topic of Definition and kinds of Preposition I will divide it in two parts, they are Definition of Preposition with its examples and List of kinds of Preposition with its examples too. (also see : Definition and Kinds of Part of Speech)

Let’s go to the discussion of Definition and kinds of Preposition:

Definition:

        A preposition is a word or set of words that shows the relationship between a word in the sentence and the word that is the object of the preposition.

        Prepositions can never be alone, so it makes sense to learn about prepositions in their phrases.

        Remember that A preposition isn’t a preposition unless it goes with a related noun or pronoun.

Examples

  • In the vase. in (preposition) the vase (object)
  • With the polka-dots. with (preposition) the polka-dots (object)
  • Before the desk. before (preposition) the desk (object).
  • To the movie. to (preposition) the movies (object)
  • After science class. after (preposition) science class (object)
  • On your tiptoes. on (preposition) your tiptoes (object)

The professor can sit on the desk and I sit after him. The professor can sit on (preposition) the desk (preposition) and I sit after (preposition) him (object)

The words of the vase, the polka-dots, the desk, the movies, science class and tiptoes are nouns,

The word “him” is pronoun.

Below is the complete list of kinds of Preposition.

Prepositions
about

above

according to

across

after

against

along

along with

among

apart from

around

as

as for

at

because of

before

behind

below

beneath

beside

between

beyond

but*

by

by means of      

 

concerning

despite

down

during

except

except for

excepting

for

from

in

in addition to

in back of

in case of

in front of

in place of

inside

in spite of

instead of

into

like

near

next

of

off

on

onto

on top of

out

out of

outside

over

past

regarding

round

since

through

throughout

till

to

toward

under

underneath

unlike

until

up

upon

up to

with

within

without

 

Examples in sentences

  • The flower in the vase is a peony.
  • The umbrella with the polka-dots is Jane’s.
  • We will be going to the movies.
  • My lunch period is after science.
  • You are walking on your tiptoes.

        That’s all about Definition and kinds of Preposition  I can share in this occasion. Hopefully the material of Definition and kinds of Preposition above can be useful for us to increase our English, especially in Grammar. (also see : Definition and Kinds of Pronoun)

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