Idioms - at at PRE PRE positions positions What is a...

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Unformatted text preview: at at PRE PRE positions positions What is a PREPOSITION? What is a PREPOSITION? A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition . I forgot my book at home. nou n phrase P r e- p o s i t i o n Object of Pre positio n A preposition usually indicates the temporal , spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples: The book is on the table. The book is beneath the table. The book is leaning against the table. The book is beside the table. She held the book over the table. She read the book during class. Prepositional Phrase is made up of the preposition , its object and any associated adjectives or adverbs . A prepositional phrase can FUNCTION as a noun , an adjective , or an adverb . The most common prepositions are: about above across after against along among around at before behind below beneath beside between beyond but by despite down during except for from in inside into like near of off on onto out outside over past since through throughout till to toward under underneath The children climbed the The children climbed the mountain mountain without fear . . without t preposition object Without fear adverb describing how the children climbed The spider crawled slowly along the banister. alon g preposition object Along the banister adverb describing where the spider crawled. Kinds of Prepositions Prepositions of Time Prepositions of Place Prepositions of Location at on in no preposition Prepositions of Time : at, on, and in We use at to designate specific times.- The train is due at 12:15 p.m. We use on to designate days and dates.- My brother is coming on Monday.- We're having a party on the Fourth of July. We use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year.- She likes to jog in the morning.- It's too cold in winter to run outside.- He started the job in 1971.- He's going to quit in August. Prepositions of Place : at, on, and in We use at for specific addresses.- Grammar English lives at 55 Boretz Road in Durham. We use on to designate names of streets, avenues, etc....
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