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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.
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Articles for Teachers
How to teach like as a preposition
How to teach the preposition "like", including like as a preposition games
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How to teach like as a verb and like as a preposition together
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How to teach prepositions of time
Teaching tips and classroom games and activities for time expressions with at, in, on, no preposition etc
Where's the (roach)? It's (preposition) the wall.
A lesson plan to teach young learners how to answer "Where's the (roach)?" with "It's (preposition) the wall."
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