Unit 7.2

Common Prepositions

Prepositions

Prepositions are short words that connect elements in a sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence by locating events, people and objects in a time and place or to show movement from one place to another.

Prepositions usually come before a noun phrase or pronoun.

The most commonly used prepositions are: at, by, for, from, in, on, towith

  1. I am at the supermarket.
  2. He went by bus.
  3. They went for a walk.
  4. He works from nine to six.
  5. The juice is in the fridge.
  6. The cat jumped on the table.
  7. He went to the kitchen.
  8. She played with her son in the living room.

Prepositions are short words that connect elements in a sentence.

Prepositions don’t stand alone, but rather act with other elements of the sentence to create the main sense. We use prepositions of time to locate an event in a specific moment or period, prepositions of place to express the location of something or someone and prepositions of movement to show movement from one place to another.

The most common prepositions are:

  1. At (being in a specific place);
  2. By (using the means of…);
  3. For (with the purpose of…);
  4. From (starting point of a movement);
  5. In (being inside a closed 3-dimensional place);
  6. On (being on a surface and having some contact with it);
  7. To (moving towards a destination);
  8. With (accompanied by…).

Prepositions are important as they provide additional information about the sentence. Some of the most common prepositions are prepositions of movement, time or place.

The most commonly used prepositions are: at, by, for, from, in, on, to, with

For example:
— “I’m at the supermarket.”
— “I have to speak with the manager.”

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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