Preposition

 Definition of Preposition

The name Preposition itself tells that the position of word is before another word showing the relationship of words which are nearby.

Such word which shows the relation with two or more nouns, verbs, pronouns, noun phrases in the sentence is called Preposition.

There is no particular rule to use the preposition. Sometimes there might be a confusion as in native language, there might be several meanings of prepositions used in the sentences according to their  uses.

Here are some examples.

  • A rabbit slept under a tree.
  • The boys are playing on the ground.

In above sentences the prepositions ‘under’ and ‘on’ are showing relation to the nouns ‘tree’ and ‘ground’ respectively.

A preposition is used to show-

  • direction
  • location
  • time
  • to introduce an object.

 List of Common and Mostly Used Prepositions

Here is a list of some common and mostly used prepositions.

  • about
  • above
  • across
  • after
  • against
  • along
  • among
  • as
  • around
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • beneath
  • beside
  • between
  • beyond
  • by
  • concerning
  • despite
  • down
  • during
  • except
  • for
  • from
  • in
  • inside
  • into
  • like
  • near
  • next
  • of
  • off
  • on
  • onto
  • out
  • outside
  • over
  • past
  • regarding
  • round
  • since
  • through
  • throughout
  • till
  • to
  • toward
  • under
  • underneath
  • unlike
  • until
  • up
  • upon 
  • with
  • within
  • without 

 

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