preposition is a word placed before a noun or a pronoun to show the relation of
a person of a thing with something else. For example: in, of, off, etc.
is a cow in the field.
shows the relation between the cow and the field.
Which shows simply the relation of a person or thing with
something else. For example: at, by, from
It is generally formed by prefixing a preposition to a
noun, an adjective or an adverb. For example: about, behind, underneath
They are the groups of words used as a single preposition.
For example: in accordance with, in place of
The words which are similar to present participles of
verbs are sometimes used as prepositions, they are called participle
prepositions. For example: barring, concerning, etc.
Concering (= about) yesterday?s fire, there are many
rumours in the bazar.
Went around the world.
Ran across the road.
After his death.
In the afternoon.
Cut it with a knife.
He was stunned by a blow.
Died from fatigue.
Took medicine for cold.
There was no money on him.
A man of means.
Measure, Standard, Rate, Value
I am taller than you by two inches.
Fought with courage.
Won with ease.
After every effort.
Light emanates from the sun.
Special Uses of Prepositions
Use ?in or at? with names of cities, town or village.
For example: We stayed in Mumbai./We stayed at Mumbai.
Use ?at or to? talk about group activities and shops.
For example: I saw him at the baker?s.
Use ?in? with the names of streets and ?at? with house number
For example: He lives in Tanga street
at house no. 17.
Use ?on? when think of a place as a surface.
For example: The dog is lying on the
?Till? is used for time and ?to? is used for place.
For example: He slept till eight o?