The Preposition

The Preposition:

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:

Off Beside Beneath Abut
Against To Until  Within
Of Without Throughout Below
Under After Underneath With
Since Over For Through
Along Besides Into Upon
During On Across Above
Beyond Towards In Up
But By Amid Down
At Before Around Behind

Some Rules for their correct use:

1.   usually ”To” is use for going towards an direction or any where or an place.

For example:

  • 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.

For example:

  • 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.

For Example:

  • 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.

For example:

  • 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:

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