Let’s go back to… what is it… 4th grade grammar perhaps, and let’s talk about prepositions!
If someone were to ask you today “what is a preposition?“, would you be able to give an accurate answer?
Don’t worry if you can’t, because today I’m going to explain to you “prepositions” – aren’t you excited!
A Preposition Is:
A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in asentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.
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.
In each of the preceding sentences, a preposition locates the noun “book” in space or in time.
From the University of Ottawa