A Detailed Overview of English Preposition:



This is a word used before a noun or pronoun linking it to another word, words or phrases. General examples of prepositions are:

in, at, by, into, with, on, under, over, before etc. Let us get a glimpse of some commonly used preposition:

Let us Learn the Usage of these prepositions:



The preposition 'In'

: The word is used to show the presence of something e.g. The cat is in the room or There is some water in the glass. So, it shows presence but static not active.

The use of 'Into'

: The word is used to show active presence or movement inside e.g. The cat is going into the room or He is pouring water into the glass.

Using Preposition 'At'

: It shows presence in or near a place e.g. He is at college or She is at station.

The presposition 'On'

: The word shows position of something at a given time. Examples are: The Books are lying on the table or We were walking on ice.

The use of 'With': It shows company or inclusion of something or someone. It also shows linkage of a verb or adjective with a noun object. Examples are: We went to Marree with our parents or Pakistan is angry with America.

Without: It shows disassociation or exclusion of something or someone. It also shows linkage of a verb or adjective with a noun object. Examples are: We went to Marree without our parents or He baked the cake without oil.

Preposition 'By' in English Grammar:

Meaning nearby, close to something. Examples are: He was sitting by me or People we walking by the river.

Using English Preposition 'Under':

It describes position (point or stage sometimes) of something or someone. Examples are: The cat was under the table or The matter is under discussion.

The preposition 'Over':

It means above or beyond. Examples are: The birds were flying over us or He said the match was over (here it means the match was beyond an established time or condition, so it was called as over).

Use of 'Before' preposition:

The word includes meanings such as the time gone by or earlier in comparison. Examples are: People used to be extravagant before today or He came home before she did. That was a mere glimpse for getting us onto the road to a comprehensive revision and understanding of our task at hand.









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