What is a preposition???

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What Is a Preposition???

 

 

 

 

 

 

asked Dec 16, 2015 in English by itsdiamondgurl18
recategorized Dec 16, 2015 by whizkid


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It is a single word or phrase that must come after a noun. It modifies the noun in some way, like position, logic, etc.

There are over 100 prepositions, but the most common are 

  • of
  • in
  • to
  • for
  • with
  • on
  • at
  • from
  • by
  • about
  • as
  • into
  • like
  • through
  • after
  • over
  • between
  • out
  • against
  • during
  • without
  • before
  • under
  • around
  • among

Here is an example.

The car went over the hill.

So, hill is noun that comes after over, which is one of those special words on the list. That makes it a preposition. "over" gives location information about the hill, which is a common thing prepositions do. The entire phrase "over the hill" is called a prepositional phrase and they are never complete sentences. If it does make a complete sentence, you can rule out the word being a preposition.

 

Another Example


Steve laughed at the monkey.

"at" is the preposition and monkey is the noun. Hope this is helpful.

 

answered Dec 16, 2015 by whizkid (55,470 points)
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  • a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause, as in “the man on the platform,” “she arrived after dinner,” “what did you do it for

  • Heres a bunch of prepositions
  • aboard
  • about
  • above
  • across
  • after
  • against
  • along
  • amid
  • among
  • anti
  • around
  • as
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • beneath
  • beside
  • besides
  • between
  • beyond
  • but
  • by
  • concerning
  • considering
  • despite
  • down
  • during
  • except
  • excepting
  • excluding
  • following
  • for
  • from
  • in
  • inside
  • into
  • like
  • minus
  • near
  • of
  • off
  • on
  • onto
  • opposite
  • outside
  • over
  • past
  • per
  • plus
  • regarding
  • round
  • save
  • since
  • than
  • through
  • to
  • toward
  • towards
  • under
  • underneath
  • unlike
  • until
  • up
  • upon
  • versus
  • via
  • with
  • within
  • without

Sentence example: She turned up that street. = up (preposition)

Another example: He came by the office in a big hurry. = by(preposition)

from (origin) by (passive)  

 

Thank you for asking.

 

 

answered May 22, 2016 by arKZo (169,620 points)
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A preposition is to show has a noun is related to another word.
answered May 24 by Panda lover

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