What is a preposition?

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A preposition is a word or group of words that is used to demonstrate how other words in a sentence are connected to each other. Prepositions link phrases and show relationships between parts of a sentence. Some examples of prepositions are in, for, on, in front of and under.

In a sentence, a preposition will usually come before any nouns or pronouns. Some words and expressions in English can only be followed by a particular preposition.

An example of this is interested in. You wouldn’t say interested on or interested at. These prepositions are sometimes called dependent prepositions.

Here is a list of some of the most common prepositions in the English language:
Please note that some of these prepositions (like about) belong to more than one part of speech. It all depends on how it is being used in the sentence.

English prepositions 

Some examples of prepositions are about, above, across, after, around, at, before, behind, below, between, by, down, during, for, from, in, in front of, inside, instead of, into, near, of, off, on, on top of, out of, over, since, through, to, toward, under, until, up, with, and without.

Example sentences with prepositions** 1. He had the remote control in his right hand. 

  1. He put the book on the table.
  2. There is a truck in front of the house
  3. They sent a drone over the stadium.
  4. He climbed through a hole in the fence.**

Originally published on May 16th, 2019**

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