What is a Preposition?

Definition : Prepositions basically are the connecting words that shows the relationship among words in a sentence.
The prepositions means – that, which is place before.
Nouns, pronouns, gerund phrases, or noun clauses can be
the objects of prepositions. Objects together with the preposition form a prepositional phrase. These phrases act as adjectives modifying nouns and pronouns or as adverbs modifying verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

Kinds of Prepositions:
(1) Simple Prepositions
(2) Compound Prepositions
(3) Phrase Prepositions

Simple Prepositions:
Example of some simple prepositions are – with, for , of, off, on, at, in, out, till, to, up, by, from, through.

Compound Prepositions:
Compound Prepositions are usually formed by prefixing a Preposition to a Noun, Adjective or Adverb.
Some example of compound prepositions are:
above
across
about
along
amidst
around
among
amongst
below
behind
before
beneath
between
beside
beyond
outside
inside
underneath
without
within

Phrase Prepositions :
Some prepositions consist more than one word and appears as phrases and are called phrase prepositions.
Their use is frequent in spoken & written communication. Some examples of phrase prepositions are given below:

according to
agreeably to
along with
away from
because of
by dint of
by means of
by reason of
by virtue of
by way of
conformably to
for the sake of
in accordance with
in addition to
in (on) behalf of
in case of
in comparison to
in compliance with
in consequence of
in course of
in favour of
in front of
in lieu of
in order to
in place of
in reference to
in regard to
in spite of
instead of
in the event of
on account of
owing to
with a view to
with an eye to
with reference to
with regard to

 

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