Prepositions - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

  edgood  —  Grammar Tips

Below you’ll find links to our discussion on prepositions. We recommend that you start with the first topic,Prepositions - Words That Glue. At the bottom of each topic, you’ll find links to “Next” and to “Previous.” So start with the first topic and then click “Next” to read our entire discussion on prepositions.

We have broken some of the longer topics into multiple pages. So watch for references to “Pages 1-2-3” at the bottom of the topic. Click the next page number to continue reading.

Cast of Characters

In these discussions, you'll meet various characters: Miss Hamrick is my eighth-grade English teacher (bless her soul); Amber and Igor are cave-dwelling, primitive ancestors, who, along with Miss Hamrick, invented the English language 6,412 years ago.

Sources Cited

Click herefor a list of sources cited.  Then hit "back" to return to this page.

Table of Contents

  1. Prepositions - Words That Glue
  2. 1. Simple Prepositions
  3. 2. Marginal Prepositions
  4. 3. Compound Prepositions
  5. Prepositional Phrase - Two Parts
  6. Objective Case of Pronouns
  7. Ending a Sentence or Clause with a Preposition
  8. Serving as Other Parts of Speech
  9. TheLikeWord
  10. A Summary of Prepositions