4th Class English Perpositions Preposition

Preposition

Category : 4th Class

Activity

Create your comic books. You can design a character or characters for a comic book strip. You can work individually or as a group of three or four. You all san individually  or in group, come up with a ?preposition character? - - a person, animal or object that will travel through the comic strip with preposition words for example, one of you may come up with a bird-like creature called ?Beaky.? The first comic box may start with Beaky ?inside? a tree pecking her way ?out.? As the comic continues, Beaky can peck her way ?through? the tree and prune herself ?on? a limb. Encourage humour and creativity with both the drawings and text of the comic. For example, you may write the prepositional phrase underneath the box to describe the action, or have the character speak for herself.  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This lesson will help you to:?

understand prepositions.

know different types of preposition. 

learn how to use preposition appropriately.  

 

QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW

Read the given sentence

The man is sitting on the chair. Here the word on* shows the relation that the 'man' and the 'chair' have with each other. You would also notice that it is placed before the noun 'chair, so; A word that is placed or positioned before a noun or a pronoun to show the relations between two nouns or pronouns in a sentence is known as a preposition. The word literally means 'positioned before' something.

Examples:

  1. The boy is standing on the box.
  2. The boy is sitting in the box.
  3. The boy is jumping over the box.
  4. The boy is hiding behind the box.
  5. The boy is lying down under the box.
  6. The boy is standing in front of the box.

 

SPECIAL USES OF SOME PREPOSITIONS

  

 

 

Poem on prepositions:

Airplanes

Across the sky

Around the clouds

Around the birds

Above the ground

Into the airport

Inside are people

Through the clouds

On the runway

In the rain

Away we go  

 

Important Tip

Words like "by, with", "since, from", "between, among", on, upon" all indicate the direction of word that follows, either in physical terms or in terms of giving and receiving. "By" is used after verbs in the passive to express the agent or doer of the action expressed by the verb, "With" is used with the instrument with which the action is done. "Since" is used to denote a point of time used in past tense whereas "From" can be used also for present and future tense. "Between" is used in speaking of two persons or things; "among" refers to more than two persons or things. "On" is often used in speaking of things at rest; "Upon" is generally used in speaking of things in motion.

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