Doctorado en Educación con énfasis en Investigación<br />Tecnología Virtual y Educación Superior<br />Modulo<br />Preposit...
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
Prepositions module
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Prepositions module

  1. 1. Doctorado en Educación con énfasis en Investigación<br />Tecnología Virtual y Educación Superior<br />Modulo<br />Prepositions<br />Luis Alberto Barrios González<br />7-704-1373<br />Profesor: Dr. Lasford Emilio Douglas.<br />Panamá, 3 Septiembre de 2011.<br />Prepositions<br />What are prepositions?<br />A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases with other words in a sentence.Prepositions are use to link words such as nouns, pronouns and phrases with other words in a sentence. Preposition must likely indicate location, but they have more functions, even for native English speakers the use of prepositions are very difficult, but you don’t have to worry, after using this module you will become an expert on prepositions. <br />Referring to the use of the prepositions to demonstrate location, check out these examples:<br /> <br />The cat is on the floorThe puppy is in the The cat is beside the <br />trashcan.ball.<br />As you can see in the examples, the words on, in and beside are been use as prepositions of location, they are showing where the cats and the dog are. Prepositions also show location in time.<br />Well, I think you are ready for more information. Am I correct? Of course, you are ready for more, so now I will show you a complete list of prepositions that would be very useful for you in our quest to try to become experts on prepositions.<br />Here you go!<br />aboutaboveaccording toacrossafteragainstalongalong withamongapart fromaroundasas foratbecause ofbeforebehindbelowbeneathbesidebetweenbeyondbut*byby means ofconcerningdespitedownduringexceptexcept forexceptingforfrominin addition toin back ofin case ofin front ofin place ofinsidein spite ofinstead ofintolikenearnextofoffonontoon top ofoutout ofoutsideoverpastregardingroundsincethroughthroughouttilltotowardunderunderneathunlikeuntilupuponup towithwithinwithout<br />1.1 Prepositional phrases<br />Prepositional phrases function as an adjective or adverb. They are made up of prepositions followed by a noun or a pronoun. Depending on the sentence the prepositions can introduce nouns, noun phrases or a prepositional phrase. It is also very important to know what a preposition does in a sentence, for this I’ll give you some examples:<br />Prepositional phrases function as an adjective or adverb.When the prepositional phrase is working as an adjective the questions that it will answer is “Which one”<br />The car on the garage is beautiful.<br />Which car? The one on the garage.<br />The delicious candy in the fridge<br />Which candy? The one in the fridge.<br />And when it is functioning as an adverb it will answer to questions such as How? , Where? Or When?<br />Carlos is hurt from last Monday football game.<br />How did Carlos get hurt? From last Monday football game.<br />After the musical, Julian sang a beautiful song.<br />When did Julian sing? After the musical <br />We played playstation at Alexandra’s house.<br />Where did we play playstation? At Alexandra’s house.<br />1.2 Prepositional Verbs<br />They are made up of a verb + preposition. There are some things you need to know about the prepositional verbs, like for example they can’t be separated and they will always have a direct object, let me show you some examples:<br />Prepositional verbsMeaningExamplesDirect objectbelieve inhave faith ofI believe in Jesus.Jesus.look aftertake care ofHe is looking after the bird.The birdtalk aboutdiscussDid you talk about David Beckham?David Beckhamwait forawaitMaciel is waiting for Richard.Richard<br />Regarding separating the verb from the preposition, as I mention before it is not possible to do it, they are inseparable. Let me give you some examples:<br />Prepositional verbs are made up of verbs + prepositions. They can’t be separated.Correct:<br />I am looking after you.<br />Incorrect:<br />I am looking you after.<br />Correct: <br />The teacher is talking about prepositions. <br />Incorrect:<br />The teacher is talking prepositions about.<br />Below I will include a list of some prepositional phrases, they are a lot, so I am only going to add some of them, if you want to know more of them, you can access to this website http://www.bedavaingilizce.com/prepositions/verb_pre.htm. They have a very complete list of them.<br />VerbPreposition<br />base on begforbeginwith benefit fromcare for / about caterfor choose between commenton collidewith communicate withdepend on despairof deter fromdiffer from disagreewith elaborate onemergefromescapefromexperiment onfeel likefeelabout fight against/with/for forget about hearof / abouthide fromhope of / forimpressoninsistoninsureagainstget marriedtoparticipateinpayforpersistinprayforpreparefor<br />1.3 Prepositions of time<br />PrepositionUsageExampleondays of the weekon Mondayinmonths / seasonstime of dayyearafter a certain period of time (when?)in August / in winterin the morningin 2006in an houratfor nightfor weekenda certain point of time (when?)at nightat the weekendat half past nine<br />1.4 Prepositions of place<br />PrepositionUsageExampleinroom, building, street, town, countrybook, paper etc.car, taxipicture, worldin the kitchen, in Londonin the bookin the car, in a taxiin the picture, in the worldatmeaning next to, by an objectfor tablefor eventsplace where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work)at the door, at the stationat the tableat a concert, at the partyat the cinema, at school, at workonattachedfor a place with a riverbeing on a surfacefor a certain side (left, right)for a floor in a housefor public transportfor television, radiothe picture on the wallLondon lies on the Thames.on the tableon the lefton the first flooron the bus, on a planeon TV, on the radio<br />Well, this was all I hope that after reading this module you’ll feel more secure about using prepositions. All the information is here you only need to read it an practice it, as soon as, you feel ready you can do the assignment that I have made exclusively for you. <br />Have fun!! <br />

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