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Types of Preposition

Prepositions are categorised into there types. They are prepositions of time that indicate the relation of the noun phrase with the time, prepositions of place which show the location of a noun phrase, and prepositions of direction/motion to show whether an object is moving in any direction.

Prepositions of time: at, on, in, before, after, till, until, during, since, by, etc.
Prepositions of place: at, on, in, among, between, etc.
Prepositions of direction/motion: into, onto, from, to, from...to, towards, past, through, across, etc.

Prepositions of time deal with point of time and period of time to show a temporal relationship between noun phrases with other parts in a sentence. They indicate the time shown by the clock, calendar, and specific days of the week. Some of the prepositions, like aton, and in, used for showing time are similar to those that are used for indicating place. However, they are different from each other when they are used in a sentence.

          Examples:   My grandchildren are coming at Christmas.
                               NELTA is going to organize an online training on 27 November.
                               A novel coronavirus was identified in China in December 2019.
                               Think before you leap.
                               Serve me first after you have finished cooking.
                               Will you be with us there in half an hour?                               

When any time that allows us to talk about any fixed time, for instance, 5 pm, January, Christmas, 2020, morning, etc., that is a point of time, and the time that shows a kind of duration like five minutes, half an hour, four months, seven days, etc. are period of time.

Prepositions of place are those which show a place where something or someone is located. Mainly three prepositions  aton, and in  come under this type; however, there may be others that can be used to show the location of an entity.

          Examples:   Some girls in bikini were playing volleyball at the beach.
                               Have you ever pasted anything on the wall of your room in your childhood?
                               Children, put your erasers and pencils in your bags.
                               I didn't find anybody strange among you.

Prepositions of direction/motion show the direction in which noun phrases move. They are somehow related to prepositions of place as well.

          Examples:   Mr. Modi is to fly from Kathmandu to Washington DC today.
                               Two boys came running towards me and went past that building.
                               Children are throwing pebbles into the lake.
                               You silly boy! Put them all back onto the table.

Prepositions are usually felt one of the most difficult grammatical parts in English. This is because of nouns, adjectives and verbs. To learn prepositions with nouns, adjectives and verbs, we should consult a good dictionary that helps us learn them as a whole unit.


Nouns + prepositions  Adjectives + prepositions
demand for angry/furious/upset with sb for doing sth
need for angry/furious/upset about sth
advantage/disadvantage of sorry for/about
solution/key/answer to fed up/bored with
contact with impressed with/by
relationship between surprised/shocked/amazed at/by
 Verbs + prepositions aware/conscious of
talk/speak to/with certain/sure of/about
look/stare/glance/shout at famous/responsible for
throw sth to sb (for sb to catch) keen/dependent/independent on
throw sth at sb (to hit sb) married/engaged to
ask/wait for good/bad/brilliant/hopeless at
take care of difference from/to
care for sb full/short of
care about (means sb/sth is important) suspicious/critical/tolerant of
think of (to produce an idea) capable/incapable of
think about (means considering sth) typical of

These are a very few of them since all cannot be possible to mention here. It is always recommended to consult a good dictionary.

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