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A Preposition is a Word Which Shows Relationships Among Other Words in the Sentence

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A preposition is a word which shows relationships among other words in the sentence. The relationships include direction, place, time, cause, manner and amount. In the sentence She went to the store, to is a preposition which shows direction. In the sentence He came by bus, by is a preposition which shows manner. In the sentence They will be here at three o'clock, at is a preposition which shows time and in the sentence It is under the table, under is a preposition which shows place. A prepositi
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  A preposition is a word which shows relationships among other words in the sentence. Therelationships include direction, place, time, cause, manner and amount. In the sentence Shewent to the store, to is a preposition which shows direction. In the sentence He came by bus,by is a preposition which shows manner. In the sentence They will be here at three o'clock, atis a preposition which shows time and in the sentence It is under the table, under is apreposition which shows place.A preposition always goes with a noun or pronoun which is called the object of the preposition.The preposition is almost always before the noun or pronoun and that is why it is called apreposition. The preposition and the object of the preposition together are called aprepositional phrase. The following chart shows the prepositions, objects of the preposition,and prepositional phrases of the sentences above. Preposition   Object of the Preposition   Prepositional Phrase   To   the store   to the store   By   bus   by bus   At   three o'clock   at three o'clock   Under   the table   under the table    Prepositional phrases  are like idioms and are best learned through listening to and readingas much as possible. Below are some common  prepositions of   time and  place and examplesof their use.   Prepositions of time:   at two o'clock   on Wednesday   in an hour,inJanuary; in 1992   fora day   The prepositions at, on, and in We use at for specific times. For example:-  I start work at 7.00 a.m.I don't work  at night.We use on for specific days and dates . For example: My birthday is on Monday.We're having a party on 7th September.  We also use on for some special days. For example: On Christmas day.We use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year. For example: In summer it's too hot to work.I started this web site in 1999.She woke up in the night. Prepositions of place:   at my house   inNew York,inmy hand   on the table   near the library   across the street   under the bed   betweenthe books Preposition   Use   Examples   in   in months   in July; in September   Year   in 1985; in 1999   Seasons   in summer; in the summer of 69   part of the day   in the morning; in the afternoon; in theevening   duration   in a minute; in two weeks   at   part of the day   at night    time of day   at 6 o'clock; at midnight   celebrations   at Christmas; at Easter   fixed phrases   at the same time   on   days of the week   on Sunday; on Friday   date   on the 25th of December*   special holidays   on Good Friday; on Easter Sunday; on mybirthday   a special part of a day   on the morning of September the 11th*   after   later than sth.   after school   ago   how far sth. happened (in the past)   6 years ago   before   earlier than sth.   before Christmas   between   time that separates two points   between Monday and Friday   by   not later than a special time   by Thursday   during   through the whole of a period of time   during the holidays   for   period of time   for three weeks   from ... tofrom... till/until   two points form a period   from Monday to Wednesdayfrom Monday till Wednesdayfrom Monday until Wednesday   past   time of the day   23 minutes past 6 (6:23)   since   point of time   since Monday   till/until   no later than a special time   till tomorrowuntil tomorrow   to   time of the day   23 minutes to 6 (5:37)    up to   not more than a special time   up to 6 hours a day   within   during a period of time   within a day  
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