Prepositions - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - SpeakoClub
Prepositions indicate relationships between other words in a sentence. Many prepositions tell you where something is or when something happened.
Types of Prepositions:
Prepositions indicate direction, time, location, and spatial relationships, as well as other abstract types of relationships.
1. Direction: Look to the right to spot us.
2. Time: Jack has been working since this morning.
3. Location: We saw a movie at the theater.
4. Space: The dog hid under the table.
1. There’s no one else to hide behind.
2. Where did you come from?
One of the most common preposition mistakes is adding an unnecessary at to the end of a question.
1. Where is your brother at? (incorrect)
2. Where is your brother? (correct)
Examples of prepositions-
1. He sat on the chair
2. There are some vegetables left in the fridge
3. The dig hid behind the sofa
4. She drove over the bridge
5. These books belong to Alisa
6. They were sitting by the tree
7. I prefer to read in the library.
8. He climbed up the ladder to get onto the roof.