The Preposition is a word which is usually placed before a noun (or pronoun) for showing the relation between the noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence. A preposition is usually followed by a noun or a pronoun.
Some commonly uses prepositions are as under:
Some Rules for their correct use:
1. usually ”To” is use for going towards an direction or any where or an place.
- He is going to school.
- They are going to office.
2. ”Between” is use for tow things or persons while ”Among” is use more than two things or persons.
- The property was dividing between the two brothers.
- this secret is between you and me.
3. usually ” in” is use for a movement inside a place while ”into” is for a movement from one place to another.
- Students are sitting in the class room.
- The teacher came into the classroom.
4. ”in” is use for big cities, ”At” for small cities while ”on” for road or way.
- Allama Iqbal was born at Sialkot.
- Quaid-e-Azam was born in Karachi.
- I met him on the way.
5. ”After” is use where there is an object as the following examples show.
- After the match we had a rest.
- After the breakfast we went to college .
6. ”until” refers to the latest point in a period of time. as the following examples show:
- He waited for you until 7:00 and then he went to home.
- I’ll be there until you don’t come.
7. ”By” is use when we don’t know exactly when something happened or will happen. as the following examples show:
- I shall be there by 3:30
- I taught all day. and by 7:30 i felt tired;
8. ”With” is usually use or place with an in alive object or thing. as the following example shows.
- I kill the centipede with a long stick.
9. ”On” and ”In”
”On” is use with days and dates while ”in” is with weeks, months, years, morning, evening or seasons, as the following examples show..
- I went there on Saturday.
- He was born on the 2nd of March, 1984.
- They was going in abroad in June.
- I get up early in the morning.
- We eat mangoes in the summer season.
- He came to meet me in the last week of March.
In the following chart there are the most commonly use prepositions: click the next page for reading some preposition: