Preposition

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Preposition

  1. 1. PREPOSITION
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Preposition are a class of words that indicate relationships between nouns, pronouns and other words in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Most often they come before a noun. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g : after class, before Tuesday. </li></ul><ul><li>They never change their form, regardless of the case, gender etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Simple Prepositions <ul><li>Simple prepositions are single word prepositions. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g : The book is on the table. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Compound Prepositions <ul><li>Compound prepositions are more than one word such as in between, because of, in front of and on behalf of. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g : The book is in front of the clock. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prepositions of Time Preposition Usage Example On Days of the week On Monday In <ul><li>months / season </li></ul><ul><li>time of day </li></ul><ul><li>year </li></ul><ul><li>in August / in winter </li></ul><ul><li>in the morning </li></ul><ul><li>in 2011 </li></ul>Since From a certain point of time (past till now) Since 1992 To Telling the time Ten to six (5:50) Ago A certain time in the past 2 years ago
  6. 6. Prepositions of Time Preposition Usage Example Before Earlier than a certain point of time Before 2011 Past Telling the time Ten past six (6:10) to/till/until Marking the beginning and end of a period of time From Monday to/till Friday by <ul><li>in the sense of at the latest </li></ul><ul><li>up to a certain time </li></ul><ul><li>I will be back by 6 pm </li></ul><ul><li>By 11 pm, I have read 5 pages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prepositions of Place Preposition Usage Example In <ul><li>room,building,street </li></ul><ul><li>book, paper </li></ul><ul><li>in the kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>in the book </li></ul><ul><li>in the picture </li></ul>At <ul><li>meaning next to, by an object </li></ul><ul><li>for events </li></ul><ul><li>place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, work) </li></ul><ul><li>at the door </li></ul><ul><li>at the concert </li></ul><ul><li>at the cinema </li></ul>On <ul><li>attached </li></ul><ul><li>being on a surface </li></ul><ul><li>for a certain side </li></ul><ul><li>the picture on the wall </li></ul><ul><li>on the table </li></ul><ul><li>on the left </li></ul>Under <ul><li>on the ground, lower than / covered by something else </li></ul><ul><li>the bag is under the table </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prepositions of Place Preposition Usage Example Above Higher than something else, but not directly over it A path above the lake From In the sense of where from A flower from the garden Into Enter a room / building Go into the kitchen / the house Towards Movement in the direction of something (but not directly to it) Go 5 steps towards the house Onto Movement to the top of something Jump onto the table
  9. 9. exercise prepositions
  10. 10. 1. I’ll be ready to leave ___ about 20 minutes. A. in B. on C. at <ul><li>Answer : A </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>I think she spent the entire afternoon ___ the phone. A. on B. in C. at </li></ul><ul><li>Answer : A </li></ul>
  12. 12. 3. I will wait ___ 6:30 pm, but then I’m going home. A. from B. at C. until <ul><li>Answer : C </li></ul>
  13. 13. 4. My fingers were injured, so my sister had to write the note ___ me. A. to B. with C. for <ul><li>Answer : C </li></ul>
  14. 14. 5. My best friend, Laila, is named ___ her great-grandmother. A. after B. to C. about <ul><li>Answer : A </li></ul>
  15. 15. 6. He usually travels to Segamat ___ train. A. at B. by C. without <ul><li>Answer : B </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The professor ___ South Africa amazed the American students with his stories. A. in B. from C. of </li></ul><ul><li>Answer : B </li></ul>
  17. 17. 8. It’s been snowing ___ Christmas morning. A. until B. for C. since <ul><li>Answer : C </li></ul>

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