Prepositions – Possession

Prepositions

Prepositions are small words that are related to another element in the sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence.

The Possessive form is used to talk about things that belong to a person or animal. We can even use it to show that one thing belongs to another thing.

The most common Prepositions used to show Possession are:

  • Of;
  • With;
  • To.

Of

  • Dublin is the capital of Ireland.
  • These are the most important monuments of London.
  • She is a friend of mine.
  • This is the house of Maria.

With

  • The girl with the black hat.
  • I saw a boy with brown eyes.
  • She spoke with a German accent.

To

  • This towel belongs to me.

We use Prepositions of Possession to highlight a relationship of ownership and possession.

  • Of (used with country, city, person, possessive pronoun);
  • With (used with physical characteristics, an accent, object/material/animal);
  • To (in the expression “belong to“).

Prepositions are important, as they are small words that are related to another element in the sentence. We use Prepositions of Possession when we wish to talk about things that belong to a person or animal and to show that one thing belongs to another thing or person.

Of is one of the most common Prepositions of Possession used with countries, cities and people, we also use it as a possessive pronoun. Another preposition is With used for physical features etc. To expresses belonging in the expression “belong to”.

For example:
— “A teacher of mine had a heart attack.” = The preposition of explains to whom the person or an object belongs to.
— “You are the girl with the piercing.” = The preposition with explains to whom the person or an object belongs to.
“These recipes belong to my grandmother.” =  The preposition to explains to whom the person or an object belongs to.

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