Saturday, March 26, 2011

Types of Prepositions with example

What are the different types of Preposition?

Preposition of place
Preposition of time
Preposition of movement

Preposition of place - at, on, in, below, beside, under, behind, between
Prepositions of place are used to describe the place or position of nouns.

1.The dog is in the garden.
2.The box is behind the door
3. He threw the ball over the roof
4. She lives near the school.
5. The house is between 3rd Street and 4th Street.
6. London is on the river Thames.

Preposition of time-at, on, in, during,
Prepositions of time- used to show when something happened.

More examples: since, for, by, from -to, from-until, during, in.
1. I haven’t seen her since yesterday.
2. I'm leaving to Chennai in a week.
4. I waited for him from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., and later went out
5. I watch TV during the evening.

Preposition of Movement
Preposition of Movement is used to show movement.

Example: to, towards, through, across, over, into, onto
To: signifies movement toward a specific destination.
Example: He went to the park.
Towards: suggests movement in a general direction,
Example: The helicopter flew towards south.
Into: Suji fell into the well.
Onto: Clara jumped onto the bench.

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