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English Prepositions

English Grammar Lesson
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Michele Rackham

on 8 March 2012

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Transcript of English Prepositions

Prepositions of Direction
English Prepositions
Prepositions of Time
Q: What is a Preposition?


A: A preposition is a connective word that joins
a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence
and indicates:

time
location
direction
other kinds of information.
Prepositions
Prepositions offering
Other Kinds of Information

Prepositions of Time
A: A connective word that joins a noun
or pronoun to other words in a
sentence and gives us information
about time.
Q. What are the Prepositions of Time?




A: The Prepositions of Time include:
In
At
On
Prepositions of Location
Prepositions of Location
Q: What is a preposition of location?

A: A connective word that joins a noun
or pronoun to other words in a
sentence and gives us information
about location.
A: The Prepositions of Location include:

above beside inside
below between on
across by over
below in through
Other Prepositions
Some prepositions offer different kinds of information to the reader.
Examples:

for = offers a reason.

My sister runs every day for exercize.


from = used to express remoteness or separation.

He lives 20 minutes from his office.

In thirty minutes from now we will take a break.
like = used to express similarity.

Sarah looked like her aunt more than anyone else in the family.

unlike = used to express disimilarity.

with = used to express accompaniment
or the characteristic of having.

without = used to express lack or not
having.
Other Prepositions
Prepositions of Direction
Prepositions of direction join nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence and offer information about direction.
across
between
into
out of
past
around
through
towards
C3.1 (p. 12-13)
Prepositional Phrase
Includes a preposition, a noun, and the words between them.

Begins with the preposition and ends with a noun
[Preposition + Noun]
Prepositional Phrase =
Preposition + Noun
Prepositional Phrase =
Prepositional Phrase
Examples:

The student sat at the desk .
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We went to the cottage for our anniversary .
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We went for a walk to the store and bought

you a cake for your birthday .
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Q: What are the prepositions of location?
Q: What is a Preposition of Time?
Warning!
These are guidelines: not rules!
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