Prepositions are very common words. Seven of them are in the top 20 words in English. Prepositions link a word to another part of the sentence and tell us what the relationship is, for example in space or time.
What's IN a Preposition?
Prepositions can be divided into:1.one-word prepositions (e.g. at, into, on) 2.complex prepositions (e.g. according to, in spite of)
Prepositions short List
This is a short list of 70 of the more common one-word prepositions. Many of these prepositions have more than one meaning.
Prepositions long List
This total of 150 prepositions is comprehensive at the time of writing, and represents all the prepositions currently found in a good English dictionary.
There is one very simple rule about prepositions. And, unlike most rules, this rule has no exceptions.Rule: A preposition is followed by a "noun". It is never followed by a verb.
Six Preposition Rules
Prepositions form a small but very important word class. We use prepositions very frequently. In fact, the prepositions to, of, in, for, on, with, at, by, from are all in the top 25 words in English.
Prepositions of Place
Prepositions of place describe the position of a person or thing in relation to another person or thing.
Prepositions of Time - at, in, on
We use: at for a PRECISE TIME. in for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS. on for DAYS and DATES
What is a Preposition?
preposition (noun): a part-of-speech usually coming BEFORE a noun phrase and connecting it to another part of the sentence
8 Ways to Use the Preposition “by”
The word “by” is very common in English. It can be used in lots of different situations and contexts. It is mostly used as a preposition but it can also in fact be used as an adverb.