Preposition of Direction and Motion
What prepositions of direction?
How to use prepositions of direction?
Prepositions of Direction or Motion
1) A preposition is usually a short word used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence.
If I’m not mistaken, her birthday is in May.
2) There are many types of prepositions. Among them there are prepositions of direction or motion. They are used to show movement from one place to the other. We usually use prepositions of direction or motion when we answer the question beginning with ‘Where?’.
Where are you going? – I’m going to the supermarket.
There are several commonly used prepositions of direction or motion:
a) to is used to show movement in a specific direction.
I’ll head off to work in a couple of minutes.
Kimberly moved to Florida a year ago.
Note that you can also used towards in the meaning ‘in the direction of’.
Why are these policemen running towards Erick?
b) into is used to show movement into something (enclosed space), while onto shows movement on top of something (surface).
The dog jumped into the kennel, while the cat leaped onto the roof of the kennel.
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