Category Archives: Preposition
Wishing you a very merry Christmas, I believe you had a great time with cakes and party; and now, you all are looking forward to the entry of New Year 2012. Same here. So, being in a festive and relaxed mood, let’s try to chip in with a few notes on English grammar. Though, I know, it’s not the time to study, still what’s harm in enhancing our knowledge, isn’t it? Anyway, moving to what we learned in our previous chapter ‘Prepositions‘ , we will today see a few more uses of Prepositions and some prepositional phrases. Here we start off.
We’ve seen the uses of prepositions for Time. Now, we will see the same for Place and Transport
Follow the uses of prepositions with regard to Place.
→ IN ↔ in an area we specify
- I live in India.
- Where do you live in?
- I would like to be in the USA next year.
- The balls are in the basket
- You may find him in the ground
→ AT ↔ in a point of area we specify. By point of area, we mean a specific area or point of place.
- I saw him at the party.
- We will halt at London on the way to New York
- She lives at Dover, in Delaware.
Continuing with our course on parts of speech, we will move to Prepositions today in this chapter. As briefly explained in this chapter “Parts of Speech - Explanations“, prepositions are words that make relations with other words in the sentences. Let’s read Prepositions in details. Here we go ….
First, let me be clear – prepositions are hard to explain completely. One thing you keep in mind that
A Preposition is a word or a part of speech which is placed before a noun, or a pronoun or a phrase to make a logical and physical relations with the rest of the words in a sentence such as subjects, objects or other words. It creates links amongst nouns, pronouns or any other phrases present in a sentence and completes the meaning of the words/phrases it relates to.
Too much confusing, hah? Let’s understand this in details and with examples.
Follow the sentences closely
- The bird is on the tree.
- The bird is in the tree.
- The bird is over the tree.
- The bird is beside the tree.
- The bird is flying into the tree.
- The bird is inside the tree.
- The bird is flying around the tree.