Preposition• Preposition is a word that relates two other words in the sentence.• Preposition show a relationship between one word in the sentence and the noun that follows the preposition.
Common Preposition About AsideA- Above According Across Apart After Away Against As Along Along the sidewalk, an old was walking his Among dog. Around Among all the people, the girl stood out because At she was different. Ahead
Common PrepositionB-C Before But is very seldom a prepositions. Behind When it is use as a preposition, but Below means the same as except. Beneath Preposition Beside Everyone loves that car, but Between Kristy. But By Concerning
Common Prepositions DespiteD-L Down Be careful For can be use as a During coordination conjunction Except For From In Inside Into Like
Common PrepositionsN-P Near Of Off On Near the door, there was a broken computer. Onto Out Outside Over Past
Common PrepositionsS-T Since Through Throughout Till To Toward Throughout the day, she was sleeping.
Common PrepositionsU-W Under Underneath Until Up With Within Without
Two and Three Word Prepositions According to Because of In addition to In back of In front of In place of In spite of Instead of Next to
ExamplesChi is sitting in the rain.The umbrella is overChi’s head.Chi is outside thehouse.
Prepositional PhraseUnderstand how to form aprepositional phrase,Preposition + optional modifier + noun Examples at home - at (preposition) home (noun) under the sink – under (preposition) the (modifier) sink (noun)
Examples•Chi is a computer according to the book.•In spite of the fact that Chi is a computer,she has emotions.•Because of Chi’s emotions, she is almosthuman.
WarningA preposition always comes at thebeginning of a Prepositional phrasewhich ends with a noun. Some of the words cited as prepositions here can be used as adverbs.
Be CarefulBut and For usually functions as acoordination conjunction.Examples as coordination conjunction Nicky, my friend, loves to design clothes but hatessewing clothes. Sissy hates to cry in front of people, for it makes her feelweak.
Be CarefulSome preposition also function assubordinate conjunctions Preposition After As Before Since UntilSubordinate conjunction have both asubject and a verb following it.
Example of subordinate conjunctions Before I walked away... Before=subordinate conjunction I=subject Walked=verbIf you have a noun following one of thepreposition, then it is a prepositional phrase.