“Vampires! Zombies! Werewolves!”
Thank goodness for prepositions. Imagine not knowing where the danger lay….
Prepositions tell us where or when something is in relation to something else. When monsters are sneaking up, it’s good to have these special words to tell us where those monsters are: are they behind us or in front of us; are they near or far; will they be arriving in three seconds or at midnight?
Frequently, prepositions are used to tell us where one noun is in relation to another (e.g. The coffee is on the table beside you.) They can also be used to contrast ideas (e.g. We went for a walk despite the rain.)
Prepositions can modify nouns and any word which is modifying a noun (pronouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.)
- What Are Prepositions?
- Uses of Prepositions
- Common Prepositions
- Prepositions of Time and Place
- Prepositions of Direction
- Prepositions of Spatial Relationship
- Nouns and Prepositions
- Common Adjective and Preposition Combinations
- Common Verb and Preposition Combinations
- Ending a Sentence with a Preposition
- Unnecessary Preposition