Prepositions Explanation and quiz

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Prepositions and Types of Prepositions


A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun (or pronoun) and other words in a sentence. Prepositions usually indicate location, direction, time, or the relationship between objects.

Example sentences:

  • The cat is on the table.
  • She walked to the park.
  • The book is under the bed.

Types of Prepositions

Prepositions can be categorized into various types based on their usage and functions:

  • Prepositions of Place: These prepositions indicate the location or position of something in relation to something else.
  • Examples: on, in, at, under, above, below, beside, between, among, etc.
  • Example Sentence: The keys are on the table.
  • Prepositions of Time: These prepositions indicate when something happens or the timing of an event.
  • Examples: at, in, on, during, before, after, etc.
  • Example Sentence: The meeting is at 3 PM.
  • Prepositions of Direction: These prepositions indicate the direction of movement or action.
  • Examples: to, from, into, onto, out of, towards, etc.
  • Example Sentence: She walked to the market.
  • Compound Prepositions: These are prepositions formed by combining two or more words.
  • Examples: into, onto, within, without, throughout, etc.
  • Example Sentence: He walked into the room.

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