Prepositions are one very important component of English language and English grammar. Do you know what a preposition is? You must have heard about it and be familiar with the term but somewhat vague on the meaning as it was back when you were in middle school.
Well, it doesn’t matter. I am here to help. Today, I will talk about prepositions, what they are, how they are used in sentences and what purpose they serve in English grammar? Moreover, I will discuss some tricks to identify a preposition in a sentence.
A preposition is a term in English language that refers to a word in a sentence that links or joins a noun or pronoun to another word of that sentence. In other words, a preposition highlights the relationship between two or more words in a sentence.
She was sitting on the stool.
Location of Preposition
The bag was under the chair.
Above, about, across, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, since, to, toward, through, under, until, up, upon, with and within.
In conclusion, you now know that prepositions are short words that show the relation of one word in a sentence to another word in the same sentence. These words can be either nouns or pronouns. The preposition always comes before the word it shows relationship of and the word that comes after it is called the object of preposition.