Parts of Speech - Prepositions
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
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