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Prepositions At The End Of Clauses

Prepositions at the end of clauses A preposition often connects two things – a noun, adjective or verb that comes before it and a noun phrase or pronoun (prepositional object) that comes after it. He was...

Prepositions | Some Points To Remember

Using prepositions correctly presents special problems for people whose first language is not English. That’s because so many prepositional phrases are idiomatic: They have evolved through use and do not necessarily make logical sense....

Uses Of Prepositions

Prepositions are words that link a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence. Here is a list of some of the most common prepositions: about, between, above, beyond, across, but, after, by, against, despite,...

Preposition Off

This word has many meanings including the following: Off: not on, no longer on Her glasses fell off. He fell off the ladder. Off: away They ran off when the police arrived. Off: not working or operating The...

Preposition Of

This word has many meanings including the following: Of: from He is a native of China. (= He is from China.) Of: concerning Have you heard anything of them. News of Granny Of: belonging to This the official...

In As A Preposition

In is used for position inside large areas, and in three-dimensional space. She grew up in Switzerland. He is in the office. Let us go for a walk in the woods. My father lives in Canada. I first met her in a shop. He works in an...

How To Identify Prepositions

The word is probably a preposition if it is followed by a noun or a noun equivalent. Of course, this can be misleading because verbs are also followed by noun objects. That said, identifying prepositions is not all that difficult....

For As A Preposition

The preposition for has many meanings including the following: For: intended to belong to This letter is for you. Reserve a seat for me. For: in place of I offer you new lamps for old. For: in...

Preposition At

At is a preposition used to show the place, direction, time or manner of something. He works at the market. We live at home. Throw the ball at the stumps. We have breakfast at eight. She ran at top speed. After some verbs, at is used to...

What Preposition To Use?

It is not always easy to know which preposition to use after a particular noun, verb or adjective. Here are some of the most common combinations. Note that alternatives are sometimes possible. Abide by You must abide by the...