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Prepositions Prezi

Prepositions of time, place and direction
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on 23 June 2014

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and
beside
What are Prepositions?
Prepositions of TIME
Prepositions of DIRECTION
Preposition
pre
-
position
describes the
relationship
between the the PREPOSITION and the OBJECT
Prepositions of PLACE
Where?
one word:
in

at

on
a phrase:
on top of
nouns and pronouns
THREE TYPES OF PREPOSITIONS
time
place
direction
(someone or something)
in
an area/place with limits
at
a general place/point
on
touching a surface
REFERENCES
JenniferESL, 2007,
Lesson 3a - Prepositions - English Grammar
, Youtube. Accessed July 9, 2013.
JenniferESL, 2007,
Lesson 3b - Prepositions - English Grammar
, Youtube. Accessed July 9, 2013.
JenniferESL, 2007,
Lesson 3c - Prepositions - English Grammar
, Youtube. Accessed July 9, 2013.
Some prepositions have the same meaning:
near
and
by
across from
and
opposite
Some prepositions, although different, can have very close meanings:
under
vs
below
covered
lower position
above
vs
over
higher position
touching something
among
vs
between
in the middle of 2 people
in the middle of 3 or more people
in front
and
behind
left

and
right
(at the) top of
and
(at the) bottom of
in
and
inside
(hint: think of the elements vs limits)
out
and
outside
Where?
(something or someone is going)
down
onto
across
under
towards
around
into

over
away from
out of
through

up
PREPOSITIONS
to
When?
(did/does/will something happen)
in
months, seasons, year, after a certain period of time, time of day (morning and afternoon)
at
specific time, night, at a certain point in time or year (e.g. holiday season)
on
days of the week, special day (i.e. birthday)
Prepositions that share a similar meaning:
from a certain point of time
(past till now)
a certain period of time (past till now)
since
for
ago
a certain time in the past
over
a general period of time (past till now)
during
throughout a period of time
before
after
by
to
past
til/until
Prepositions that help to Tell the Time
no later than a certain point
telling the time
earlier than a certain point
not before a certain point
EnglishatDCU, 2010,
How to use Prepositions of time in the English language - Alan - English at Dublin City University
, Youtube. Accessed July 9, 2013.
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