What are prepositions?
How to use prepositions?
How many prepositions are there?
Prepositions - Overview
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) Prepositions do not change their form.
I want (What?) to go (Where?) to the movies. = I had a desire to go to the movies.
Prepositions can consist of one, two, or more words.
Josh went to the club instead of studying for his exams.
There was a huge traffic jam in front of us.
Prepositions can be divided into the following categories:
a) prepositions of place state the position or location of one thing with another.
Kate works at Starbucks.
b) prepositions of time denote specific time periods.
We usually go to our relatives at Christmas.
c) prepositions of direction or motion indicate movement from one place to the other.
There’s a great pub across the street.
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