Prepositions

Prepositions“font-family: Arial; font-size: small;”> link a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence. The last eight letters of preposition are “position.”  Prepositions often indicate the position of the noun or pronoun. In general, prepositions normally indicate where something happened.  “Jeff ran under the tree.”  To find the preposition, ask yourself where Jeff ran.  He ran under the tree.  Under is a preposition.

There’s a rule in proper English grammar stating that you should NEVER end a sentence with a preposition. Writing sounds better if you properly structure the sentence so it doesn’t end with a preposition. In writing you have the time to carefully craft your sentences. In speech, however, most people do end sentences with prepositions. The grammar police won’t arrest you, but certain people who are sticklers for proper grammar might give you a dirty look.

Most Common Prepositions

about
above
across
after
against
along
among
at
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
between
beyond
by
down
for
from
in
inside
into
like
off
on
onto
out
outside
over
past
through
throughout
toward
under
underneath
until
up
upon
with
within

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