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Prepositions

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

Prepositions are used to express the relationship of a noun or pronoun (or another grammatical element functioning as a noun) to the rest of the sentence.


In (place)

It is used when a stationary object is enclosed in an area or space.

Example

The chair was in the room.

In (time)

A long time periods.

Example

I will do my practical in December.

To

Make connection

Example

Jhon is going to school.

Into

It is used when a moving object is enclosed in an area/space.

Example

The frog has jumped into the well.

On

When one object is place on other object without movement.

Example

The jug is on the table.

Onto

When one object is place on other object with movement.

Example

The cat is running onto the table.

Over

Object is at some height directly over the first object / cover / cross a number

Example

There was a rainbow over us.

Above

Object is at some height but not directly over the first object.

Example

They lived in a village in the mountains above the lake.

Under

Physical contact between two objects / opposite of over

Example

The book is under the pillow.

Below

No physical contact between two objects / opposite of above

Example

The pot is below the almira.

Underneath

To represent different levels and used as under

Example

He hid the envelope underneath his coat.

Beneath

To represent different levels and used as below

Example

We had a picnic beneath a large tree.


With

Used for instruments

Example

The letter is written by Ram with a pen.

By (object)

Used for person

Example

The office work is completed by him.

By (time)

to say that something happened or will happen either before a particular time or at that time at the latest.

Example

We have to be at home by 2:30.

For

purpose

Example

This book is for you.

For

Time interval - fixed

Example

I will play this game for two hours.

From

To represent disconnection / place from

Example

We are going to market from computer class.

I am from New Delhi.


Of

Relation of one object to another one.

Example

This is the book of Ramesh.

Off

Show distance or out of a particular area or space.

Example

She got off the bus at the next stop.

You should put off your shoes out of this room.

After

Next activity

Example

We went swimming after lunch.

Till/Until

Before time period (informal)/ (formal use)

Example

I waited for Mary till / until 10 o'clock.

During

Specific time periods

Example

I will do my work during Christmas.

Up

Physical contact of one object to other object.

Example

I put the book on the table.

Through

When one object work as a medium between other two or more objects.

Example

I look outside through window.


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