Prepositions: Do you know what roads, train tracks or bridges do? They connect places. That’s what Prepositions do in a sentence: they connect words in a sentence. The words being connected are usually nouns or pronouns or phrases. Prepositions could be arranged across a few types according to their functionality: Prepositions of Time, Place, agency, cause, contrast, source, manner, rate, or possession. According to other logical usage of grammar, they can be arranged as simple prepositions, compound prepositions, phrasal prepositions, participle prepositions, or double prepositions. We know it sounds like so many of them. But believe us, it’s very interesting to know how one preposition can be used in such different ways.
How about we give you a few examples to get you started:
- The pen is on the table.
- Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ascenders atop Mount Everest.
- The paper plane flew above the ground.
- Christine danced with Christopher.
- I wake up everyday in the morning at 7:30 am.
- He will come back from Mumbai in a week.
- Hilary is very fond of fondu.
- The mouse jumped off the table.
- The mother cat divided the food between her two kittens.
Alright now you already must have gotten an idea of which words are we talking about in this chapter of Prepositions. Let’s see the list of topics we will cover in this chapter:
- Introduction to Prepositions
- Kinds of Preposition
- Preposition of Agency, Instrumentality
- Preposition of Cause, Reason, Purpose
- Preposition of Contrast, Concession
- Preposition of Inference, Motive, Source, or Origin
- Preposition of Manner
- Preposition of Measure, Standard, Rate, Value
- Preposition of Place
- Preposition of Possession
- Prepositions of Time
Let’s deep dive into one of the biggest chapters of English Grammar, Prepositions. All the best!