English Grammar - Preposition
16-01-2018    196 times
Preposition

Preposition

A preposition is a golden link, a short word, that connects a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence. They are normally placed directly in front of nouns and in some cases, in front of gerund verbs. A preposition usually acts to stipulate the concepts such as comparison, location, direction, purpose, source, possession, and time. They also indicate the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other parts of the sentence. A preposition cannot be called a preposition, unless it goes with a related noun or pronoun, called the object of the preposition.

In the English language, there are more than a hundred prepositions. Apart from that, there are endless possibilities for creating prepositional phrases. Since there is no codified rule or formula for choosing the right preposition, the best and perhaps the only way to learn prepositions and recognise its usage, is to read or listen in English.

Basically, there are three types of prepositions, which include time prepositions, place prepositions and direction prepositions. Time prepositions include before, after, during and until. Place prepositions indicate position, such as, around, between and against. Finally, direction prepositions are indicative of direction, such as, across, up and down.

It is to be noted that same word denotes different meanings with use of different prepositions. It is also specified which prepositions are used to express the different meanings of the same word. In grammatical language, the specified usage of these prepositions is called Appropriate Prepositions.

Some common of these are alphabetically listed here – abide by, absorbed in, absent from, according to, accompanied by / with, access to, afraid of, avail of, based on, belong to, bound for, busy with, burst into, close to, come of, confident of, composed of, crave for, depend on, dedicated to, devoid of, disgusted with, due to, engaged in, entitle to, escape from, faith in, famous for, guilty of, grateful to, glance at, hanker after, hope for, ignorant of, indifferent to, indulge in, in favour of, inferior to, interest in, invite to, jump at / to, jealous of, justice to, key to, kind of / to, lack of, laugh at, lay by, limit to, liking for, talk to, look after /at /for, mad with, made of / in, marry to, need for, oblige to, open at / to, overcome with, part with, parallel to, persist in, pity for, pleased with, prefer to, proud of, qualified for, quarrel for /about / over, remedy for, rely on, remind of, retire from, think over / of, take after, tell upon, true to, trust with, unite with, useful for, vary from, want to /of, warn of, weak in, wonder at, yield to, zeal for, zest for.

 

on in at by for

Monday

the morning

5 o’clock

car

a week

Tuesday

the afternoon

night

bus

an hour

Wednesday

the evening

midnight

train

breakfast

Thursday

spring

Christmas

air

lunch

Friday

summer

Easter

car

dinner

Saturday

autumn

the weekend

 Him / her

A walk

Sunday

March

the moment

mistake

 

Monday Morning

 

an hour

 

that time

 

chance

 

Christmas day

three hours

home

accident

 

Saturday night

1998

work

 

 

August 28th 

the 21st century

the airport

 

 

That day

 

 

 

 

holiday

 

 

 

 

foot

 

 

 

 

 

softetechnologies
    Author Details
Dibyendu Banerjee
Ex student of Scottish Church College. Served a Nationalised Bank for nearly 35 years. Authored novels in Bengali. Translated into Bengali novels/short stories of Leo Tolstoy, Eric Maria Remarque, D.H.Lawrence, Harold Robbins, Guy de Maupassant, Somerset Maugham and others. Also compiled collections of short stories from Africa and Third World. Interested in literature, history, music, sports and international films.
    Related Post
  Query About the post