It’s a short word that connects with nouns, pronouns, and many things inside the sentence. it comes before people, places, and objects….etc.
It could refer to a place, for example: I am in Paris.
It could refer to people, for example: I am going out with my friends……. and so on
Examples for prepositions:( for – by – at – on – in – of – over …… etc), however, we have to use these prepositions according to the situations inside the sentence. we have more than one type for prepositions :
(it consists of one word)
|at||we use it to express about the time and places, for example:
1. I wake up at 5 o’clock.
2. I go to school at 8 o’clock.
|on|| We use it for days and dates, for example:
on Friday- on Tuesday- on Christmas
|in||For a longer time, for example:
in winter – in summer – in 1991 – in the 19th century.
|to||We use it to show who receives something or action, for example:
Could you give these flowers to your mum, please?
|by||1- ًًWe use by + place and it means ( beside), for example:
I live by the shore.
2- We use by + any transportation, for example:
I go to work by train.
3- We use by + any kind of communication, for example:
Let’s talk by phone.
4- We use it before paying something ( the method of paying), for example:
I will pay by credit card.
|under||It means ( below) to describe a place of any object, for example:
The books under the bed.
|across||We use it to express moving from place to place, for example:
I am moving across the sea.
|with||We use it to describe someone -something -possessions, for example :
1.The girl with blue eyes.
2. Keep these keys with you, please.
( it consists of two words )
|in front of||We use it to express and describe a place or situation for a person or something, for example:
He is standing in front of me.
|instead of||We use instead of in this way : (Instead of + noun)
I ordered meat instead of chicken.
|according to||We use it to express agreeing with or depending on something,
1. According to her, it’s a great movie.
2. I want everything to be according to my plan.
|away from||It means the distance from person, place, and thing.
I keep the dog away from me.
|because of||– We use it to express reason or cause of something (person)
– We use it in this way ( because of + noun), for example:
1. I didn’t come because of my illness.
2. I am crying because of you.
|next to||It means beside someone or something, for example:
1. I live next to my mum.
2. He was standing next to me in the line.
|between||It consists of two words (Bet+ween).
You have to choose between us.
|without||We use it in the sentence in two ways;
– (Without+ noun ), for example:
I can’t live without you.
– ( without + gerund), for example:
He had gone without saying anything to me.