Loading....
Coupon Accepted Successfully!

 

Preposition

Definition

A preposition is a word or phrase which is used before noun or pronoun and shows the relation with other word or words in the sentence.

Types Of Preposition

There are four types of preposition.

 

Simple Prepositions

As is clear with the name, such prepositions are simple words.

at

by

with

on

in

down

out

of

for

through

till

 

from

up

off

 

 

Compound Prepositions

As is clear with the name, such prepositions are not simple words but they are generally formed by prefixes. For example,

about

along

beneath

beside

underneath

within

between

below

without

outside

beyond

aloud

 

Phrasal Prepositions

As is clear with its name, such prepositions are used in phrases. For example,

According to

For fear of

With respect to

On the eve of

At enmity with

By reason of

With reference to

On the point of

Agreeably to

In honour of

At the bottom of

Conformably to

As to

In cause of

In front of

In face of

Along with

In the event of

In spite of

In accordance with

By virtue of

With regard to

In sight of

In comes of

Away from

On the part of

With a view to

In addition to

By force of

In opposition to

On the verge of

On behalf of

Because of

In connection with

For want of

In comparison to

By means of

 

For God’s sake

 

 

Participle Preposition

When a present participle works as a preposition, it is called as participate preposition. Such words may be as follows:

  1. Concerning
  2. Pending
  3. Respecting
  4. Considering
  5. Regarding
  6. Touching

For example,

  1. Concerning your resignation, there are many opinions in the office.
  2. Considering the orders from court, you will be suspended for 2 months.
  3. Regarding your leave application, the decision has not been taken up by higher authorities.

Rules

  1. Preposition for time:

(i) To express the precise time, ‘AT’ is used. For example,

  •   at 4 O’ clock
  •   at 7.00 am
  •   at sunrise
  •   at sunset
  •   at noon

(ii) ‘IN’ is used to express months, years or such long periods. For example,

  •   In April
  •   In winter
  •   In 1780
  •   In the past
  •   In the next month

(iii) To express dates/days, ‘ON’ is used. For example,

  •   On Monday
  •   On her birthday
  •   On 7th April

Kindly not that:

  •   In the morning
  •   At night
  1. Below/Under: In general, ‘under’ expresses the physical contact and below does not. For example,
  •   He kept the ball below the almirah
  •   He keeps the wrist watch under the pillow.
  1. Between/Among: Between is used for two nouns and among is used for more than two.
  2. With respect to a place, ‘At’ is used for small places and in is used for big places. For example,
  • I am working at department of chemistry in the university of Lucknow.
  1. If me consider the prepositions related to a place, it may be as follows. For example,
  •   to walk across the road.
  •   to sit on chair
  •   to stand behind the curtain
  •   to stand before the door.
  •   to stand by me.
  •   in the sky.
  •   Kanpur is on the bank of Ganga.
  1. Reasons may expressed as follows. For example,
  •   Died of fever
  •   to do it for his good.
  •   to lose his pen through negligence.




Test Your Skills Now!
Take a Quiz now
Reviewer Name