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Unformatted text preview: nothing simple about them. It is impossible to ascertain a simple English translation for any of the following simple prepositions because you have to understand the situations in which you use each one. The preposition a has several uses. It's used to indicate motion toward a place or thing, and as the personal a to introduce the clarification of indirect and direct objects. It's used between two verbs idiomatically. It's also used to indicate how something is done and when in time something occurred or will occur. Finally, it's used when a contraction must occur....
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- Fall '09