Preposition – General English Study Material
Preposition is a word, which is used before a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun, connecting it to another word. Some prepositions on, through, behind, for, beneath, against, beside, over, during, without, abroad, across, among, against, around ,at the end, at the bottom, between, behind, below, by , inside , corner, into, via, after , to , about ,in, on, at, since ,while, under, over, right, left.
Some prepositions show where something happens. They are called prepositions of place.
- Sanny was sitting under a tree.
- There’s a wooden floor underneath the carpet.
- Some geese flew over their house.
- John and Sarah were hiding inside the wardrobe.
- There was a tree beside the river.
- I have a friend who lives in
Some prepositions show when something happens. They are called prepositions of time.
- School starts at nine o’clock.
- We’re going to the zoo on
- No, you can’t watch a video. It’s past your bedtime already.
- I visited my grandparents during the summer.
- You must finish the work by
- I’ll do my homework before
Some prepositions show where something is going. They are called prepositions of direction.
- The boys chased after each other.
- The football rolled down the hill.
- A man was walking his dog along the riverbank.
- The freeway goes right through the city.
- We were travelling towards
Usage of OF
- Our modules are full of real life
- I ate a plate of rice and a quarter of milk.
- Would you like a glass of lemon juice?
- I need three pieces of paper.
- Most of the children in my class like Education.
- There are several ways of cooking Upma.
Usage of “LIKE”, “AS” and “THEN”
- Kathleen looks like her dad.
- Andrew smiles like his mother.
- Peter sings like a professional singer.
- Are these shoes the same as those?
- Sue is nearly as tall as the teacher.
- My backpack is bigger than John’s.
- Dad is taller than all of us.
- This painting is more beautiful than that one.
- The neighborhood streets are less busy than downtown streets.
Usage of “EXCEPT” AND “INSTEAD OF”
- I like all kinds of food except
- Everyone likes chocolate except
- We go to school every day except Saturday and Sunday.
- You should eat fruit instead of
- Dad is coming to the theater with us instead of
- We could watch TV instead of reading our books.