Prepositions are words which link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence
Prepositions usually describe the position of something, the time when something happens and the way in which something is done, although the prepositions "of", "to" and "for" have some separate functions.
Prepositions can sometimes be used to end sentences. For example, "What did you put that there for?" Example 2: "A pen is a device to write with".
The table below shows some examples of how prepositions are used in sentences.
|Position||The cat is under the table.|
He is sitting on the chair.
|Time||The class starts at 8 am.|
I am going to Spain on Wednesday.
|How something is done||We travelled by car.|
|Possession||The book belongs to Colin.|
The door of the house is red.
Here is a list of common prepositions:
- Because of
- Instead of
- Next to
- Out of