Prepositions – A word that is usually used to show the relationship of a Noun or Pronoun with everything else in the sentence is known as a preposition.
Some common prepositions are : about, as, but, above, after, before, by, down, for, from, in, onto, over, past, off, like, between, on, than, across, per, since, through, up, without, with, up, ect…
- I am fond of butter milk.
- The little dog jumped off the chair.
Kinds of Prepositions : There are three kind of prepositions – Simple, compound and Phrasal.
1. Simple Prepositions – Simple Prepositions are “short” or “little” words that express relationships including those of space, time, and degree.
E.g. At, by, in from, of, off, out, till.
- The children hid under the table.
- I write with pen.
- She sang with great skill.
2. Compound Prepositions – Those preposition which are formed by prefixing a preposition to a Noun, an Adjective or an Adverb are known as compound preposition.
E.g. About, along, beyond, beside, above, through, inside, etc…
- Please see the instructions above.
- What’s the book about?
- The boy ran across the yard.
3. Phrase Preposition – Those prepositions which are a group of words used with the force of a single preposition are known as Phrase prepositions.
E.g. according to, because of, with the help of, in place of, in spite of, in the middle, at the back of, by virtue of, with an eye to, at the risk of, etc..
- He acted according to his father’s advise.
- He saved the girl at the risk of his life.
- In spite of his poor health, he worked hard.