PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT
Presenter: Sofea, Jeremy, Philip
• 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
Examples: They were going to school together.
She has gone to the mall.
• We also use ‘toward/towards’ to express
Examples: We are moving toward the future.
This is a big step towards the
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.
• Prepositions are unneeded for the words below:
Home, downtown, uptown, inside, outside,
Examples: My mother went downstairs to look
for my sister but unfortunately she has
Both of us went inside.
Prepositions occur in 3 categories, i.e. nouns,
adjectives, and verbs.
Nouns and Prepositions
Adjectives and Prepositions
Verbs and Prepositions
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
As my wife was sewing
As a father
Before I came to Malaysia
Since we left London
Since the marriage
Until salvation comes
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