NoteThis post covers prepositions and their usage, very useful for different exams such as TET/TGT, IBPS PO, Clerk, SSC CGL, SBI PO, NIACL Assistant, NICL AO, IBPS RRB, Railways etc.
- A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence.
- A preposition is used to show direction, location, or time, or to introduce an object.
- Some words can be used either as prepositions or as adverbs. If the word is followed by a noun or a pronoun, it is a preposition.
|Prepositions of Place||Some prepositions show where something happens. They are called|
prepositions of place.
|Sonu was sitting under a tree.|
I have a friend who lives in Noida.
|Prepositions of Time||Some prepositions show when something happens. They are called prepositions of time.||School starts at nine o’clock.|
We’re going to the zoo on Saturday.
You must finish the work by Friday.
|Prepositions of Direction||Some prepositions show where something is going. They are called prepositions of direction.||We were travelling towards Lonavala.|
The football rolled down the hill.
|Prepositions with Special Uses||Many prepositions are used in other ways. Here are some of them.|
of , for , with, except and instead of, like, as and than
|Most of the children in my class like school.|
We’re going city for a meeting.
Would you like to come with us to the mall?
I like all kinds of food except pizza.
Here are a few common prepositions and examples.
|on||Used to express a surface of something||The paper is on my desk|
|on||Used to specify days and dates||I was born on the 31st day of July in 1978|
|on||Used to indicate a device or machine||He is on the phone right now|
|on||Used to indicate a part of the body||I wear a ring on my finger|
|on||Used to indicate the state of something||Everything in this store is on sale|
|at||Used to point out specific time||I will meet you at 6 p.m.|
|at||Used to indicate a place||There is a party at the club house|
|at||Used to indicate an email address||Please email me at email@example.com|
|at||Used to indicate an activity||I am good at drawing a portrait|
|in||Used for unspecific times during a day, month, season, year||He always reads newspapers in the morning|
|in||Used to indicate a location or place||I am currently staying in a hotel|
|in||Used to indicate a shape, color, or size||This jeans comes in four different sizes|
|in||Used to express while doing something||A tagline needs to be impressive in marketing a product|
|in||Used to indicate a belief, opinion, interest, or feeling||We are not interested in gambling|