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  • 1. Prepositions are little words such as of, to, from, in, and at. Most prepositions are one word. A few prepositions are two words (because of) or three words (in front of). Module 4 Prepositions
  • 2. List of Common Prepositions • About • Above • Across • After • Against • Along • Around • at • Before • Behind • below • Beneath • Beside • Besides • Between • Beyond • By • Down • During • Except • For • From • In • Inside
  • 3. List of Common Prepositions • Into • Like • Near • Of • Off • On • Out • Outside • Over • Since • Through • Throughout • Till • To • Toward • Under • Until • Upon • With • Without • According to • Because of • In addition to • In front of • In place of • Next to • Out of
  • 4. Prepositions are difficult to classify, but we will try to classify some. • In, On, Over, behind, Under, By, In front of, At, between, next to. Prepositions of place • down, up, to, into, onto, out of, toward, away from, through, across, under, over, along, past, Prepositions of Movement • At, in, on, during, after, before, until, from-to, for Prepositions of time
  • 5. Prepositions of Place BEHIND • The rabbit is behind the box. UNDER • The rabbit is under the table. BY • The rabbit stands by the box.
  • 6. IN • The rabbit is in the box. ON • The rabbit is on the table. OVER • The rabbit is over the box.
  • 7. IN FRONT OF • The rabbit is in front of the box. BETWEEN • The rabbit is between the blue box and the red box.
  • 8. DOWN • She is walking down the stairs. UP • He is walking up the stairs. Prepositions of Movement
  • 9. INTO • He rides into the cave. OUT OF • He rides out of the cave.
  • 10. TOWARD • He runs toward the dragon. AWAY FROM • He runs away from the dragon.
  • 11. ACROSS • He runs across the bridge. OFF • He jumps off the bridge. ONTO • The swimmer jumps onto the bridge .
  • 12. OVER • The plane flies over the cloud. UNDER • The plane flies under the cloud. THROUGH • The plane flies through the cloud.
  • 13. AROUND • The plane flies around the cloud. PAST • The plane flies past the cloud.
  • 14. Prepositions of Time IN • He was born in 1999. ON • The class is on Monday. AT • The class is at 7 o’clock.
  • 15. Some words, such as TO, are sometimes prepositions and sometimes another part of speech. Compare the two sentences: 1. We went to the supermarket. 2. We wanted to buy some fruit. In sentence 1, to is a preposition. It is followed by a noun ( the supermarket). In sentence 2, the word to is part of the infinitive verb phrase to buy. Writer’s Tip