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Prepositions

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about prepositions an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Prepositions

Definition of a preposition.
  • A preposition:
  • is a word that connects a noun, pronoun, or phrase to other words in a sentence
  • is a word that can indicate direction, location, or time
  • is either a:
  • simple preposition consisting of one word
  • compound preposition consisting of two words
  • compound preposition consisting of three words
  • usually comes before a noun
  • usually not placed at the end of a sentence unless part of a phrasal verb
  • The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition
Preposition Types
Preposition Examples
  • The following words are simple prepositions consisting of one word
  • aboard, about, above, absent, across, after, against, along, alongside, amid, amidst, among, amongst, around, as, aslant, astride, at, athwart, atop, barring, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, except, failing, following, for, from, in, inside, into, like, mid, minus, near, next, notwithstanding, of, off, on, onto, opposite, out, outside, over, past, per, plus, regarding, round, save, since, than, through, throughout, till, times, to, toward, towards, under, underneath, unlike, until, up, upon, via, with, within, without
  • The following words are compound prepositions consisting of two words
  • according to, ahead of, along with, as for, as per, as to, aside from, because of, close to, due to, except for, far from, inside of, instead of, near to, next to, out of, outside of, owing to, prior to, pursuant to, regardless of, subsequent to
  • The following words are compound prepositions consisting of three words
  • as far as, as well as, by means of, in accordance with, in addition to, in case of, in front of, in lieu of, in place of, in spite of, on account of, on behalf of, on top of
From YOUR Teacher: Prepositions vs Propositions

Hey be sure not to confuse prepositions with propositions.
Test: Grammar Prepositions

Study the preposition types listed above. In the test questions below choose which type of preposition is in bold print.
1.  The group walked around the park.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
2.  She was waiting at the train station.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
3.  They sat in the library.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
4.  The chicken ran across the street.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
5.  She is going to work at night.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
6.  The group will meet on Friday.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
7.  The book is on the table.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
8.  They brought the guest speaker into the room.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
9.  It rained throughout Summer.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
10.  The money is between the papers.

     a.  direction
     b.  location
     c.  time
 
 
 
 
 
 
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