Prepositions of Manner
What are prepositions of manner? How many prepositions are there?
Prepositions of Manner
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 manner. They are used to express the manner in which something is done. We usually use prepositions of manner when we answer the question beginning with ‘How?’.
How did she lose weight? – She lost weight by exercising.
There are several groups of prepositions of manner:
a) in, with are used to describe the way in which something is carried out.
She left the stage in tears.
She was singing with tears in her eyes.
b) by is used to denote either a person or a means of transportation, while with denotes an instrument.
This house was built by my grandfather.
Helen goes to work by bus.
You need to cut the cake with a knife.
We can also use by + V-ing.
You can’t prove them wrong by doing nothing.
c) at can be used to describe aggressive behaviour. Compare the following examples:
He talked to his wife. (neutral)
He talked at his wife. (aggressive behaviour)
We can also use the phrase in a friendly way/manner to describe actions.
Mrs. Anderson spoke to me in an extremely polite manner.
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