Understanding Prepositions: Types and Examples

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Which preposition indicates the time when something happened in the past?

Yesterday

Which preposition shows the location of an object in relation to another?

Beside

Which preposition indicates the direction of movement?

Across

Which preposition describes the typical location or place where something is found?

Overlooking

Which preposition shows the time when an event is currently happening?

Every day

What preposition is used in the sentence: "In the city, there are many tall buildings."?

In

Which preposition is used in the sentence: "John walked ___ the hill to reach the top."?

Up

Identify the preposition used in the sentence: "The truck went ___ the bridge into the neighboring town."

Over

Which preposition is used in the sentence: "Farmers plant crops ___ the field during the spring season."?

Across

Identify the preposition used in the sentence: "There is a tunnel ___ the highway for bicycles and pedestrians."

Under

Study Notes

Prepositions

Prepositions are a type of word that shows relationships between other words in a sentence. They answer questions such as where? what kind? how many? and when?. There are several types of prepositions including those that indicate time, location, place, and direction.

Prepositions of Time

Prepositions of time show when something happened or is happening. Some examples include:

  • Yesterday
  • Today
  • Tomorrow
  • In the morning
  • At noon
  • In the evening
  • Last week
  • Next month
  • Every day
  • During the night

Prepositions of Location

Prepositions of location describe where something or someone is located. Examples include:

  • Underneath
  • Above
  • Behind
  • Beside
  • Between
  • Inside
  • Outside
  • On top of
  • Nearby
  • Far away

Prepositions of Place

Prepositions of place describe where something or someone is usually found. Examples include:

  • In front of
  • Behind
  • Next to
  • Inside
  • Above
  • Below
  • Surrounded by
  • Close to
  • Overlooking
  • Beneath

Prepositions of Direction

Prepositions of direction show movement or motion. Examples include:

  • Up
  • Down
  • Through
  • Along
  • Across
  • Beyond
  • Between
  • Underneath
  • Above
  • Beside

One example sentence using prepositions could be: "The children played in the park every day after school until sunset".

Learn about prepositions, which are words that show relationships between other words in a sentence. Explore different types of prepositions including time, location, place, and direction, along with examples of each.

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