Term: Prepositions


A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun or gerund to other words. They can have a variety of meanings:

  • Direction- He's going TO the shops
  • Location- It's IN the box
  • Time- He left AFTER the lesson had finished
  • Possession- The Government OF Italy

Some prepositional phrases can function like single word prepositions; next to, in front of, etc., called complex prepositions.


See Also: ComplementParts of Speech

Category: Prepositions