PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT
Presenter: Sofea, Jeremy, Philip
Definition
• Prepositions are used to show
movement to or from a place.
•The word ‘to’ is used express movement.
•It shows movement with the aim of a specific
destination.
Examples: They were go...
Complete the sentences with 'to' or 'from' :
1. How far is the bus stop _______ your house?
2. I've been ______ London thr...
• Prepositions are unneeded for the words below:
Home, downtown, uptown, inside, outside,
downstairs, upstairs
Examples: M...
PREPOSITIONS WITH NOUNS,
ADJECTIVES, AND VERBS
Prepositions occur in 3 categories, i.e. nouns,
adjectives, and verbs.
Examples:
Nouns and Prepositions
Approval of
Awaren...
Examples:
Adjectives and Prepositions
Scared of
Angry at
Conscious of
Confident of
Think about
Familiar with
Famous for
Gl...
Examples:
Verbs and Prepositions
Apologize for
Ask about
Ask for
Belong to
Bring up
Care for
Find out
Give up
Grow up
Look...
OTHER FUNCTIONS OF
PREPOSITIONS
Some prepositions also function as subordinate
conjunctions. These prepositions are after, as,
before, since, and until. A...
Examples:
As my wife was sewing
(subordinate conjunction)
As a father
(preposition)
Before I came to Malaysia
(subordinate...
Examples:
Since we left London
(subordinate conjunction)
Since the marriage
(preposition)
Until salvation comes
(subordina...
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Preposition of movement

  1. 1. PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT Presenter: Sofea, Jeremy, Philip
  2. 2. Definition • Prepositions are used to show movement to or from a place.
  3. 3. •The word ‘to’ is used express movement. •It shows movement with the aim of a specific destination. Examples: They were going to school together. She has gone to the mall. • We also use ‘toward/towards’ to express movement. Examples: We are moving toward the future. This is a big step towards the marriage.
  4. 4. Complete the sentences with 'to' or 'from' : 1. How far is the bus stop _______ your house? 2. I've been ______ London three times. 3. The workers are _______ Indonesia. 4. He was sent ______ prison for murder. 5. She telephone me ______ Jakarta. 6. The dog ran ______ to one side of the road ______ the other side.
  5. 5. • Prepositions are unneeded for the words below: Home, downtown, uptown, inside, outside, downstairs, upstairs Examples: My mother went downstairs to look for my sister but unfortunately she has gone home. Both of us went inside.
  6. 6. PREPOSITIONS WITH NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, AND VERBS
  7. 7. Prepositions occur in 3 categories, i.e. nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Examples: Nouns and Prepositions Approval of Awareness of Belief in Concern for Confusion about Desire for Fondness for Grasp of Hatred of Hope for Interest in Love of Need for Participate in Reason for Respect for Success in Understanding of
  8. 8. Examples: Adjectives and Prepositions Scared of Angry at Conscious of Confident of Think about Familiar with Famous for Glad about Interested in Jealous of Different from Married to Proud of Infatuated with Sorry for Disappointed in Tired of Worried about
  9. 9. Examples: Verbs and Prepositions Apologize for Ask about Ask for Belong to Bring up Care for Find out Give up Grow up Look for Look after Look up Make up Pay for Made for Study for Talk about Think about Trust in Work for Worry about
  10. 10. OTHER FUNCTIONS OF PREPOSITIONS
  11. 11. Some prepositions also function as subordinate conjunctions. These prepositions are after, as, before, since, and until. A subordinate conjunction will have both a subject and a verb following it, forming a subordinate clause. After they have gone home The word after is a subordinate conjunction as it is followed by a subject and a predicate. After the killer calculus test The word after is a preposition as it precedes a noun phrase.
  12. 12. Examples: As my wife was sewing (subordinate conjunction) As a father (preposition) Before I came to Malaysia (subordinate conjunction) Before time (preposition)
  13. 13. Examples: Since we left London (subordinate conjunction) Since the marriage (preposition) Until salvation comes (subordinate conjunction) Until dinner (preposition)
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