Prepositions Definition

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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Intermediate By or Until? (15)
Intermediate Except & Except For (10)
Intermediate For & To (10)
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Intermediate Of & From (11)
Intermediate Prepositional Phrases (10)
Intermediate Prepositions after Adjectives (22)
Intermediate Prepositions after Adjectives 2 (10)
Intermediate Prepositions after Nouns (10)
Intermediate Prepositions after Nouns 2 (10)
Intermediate Prepositions after Verbs (17)
Intermediate Prepositions Mixed Types (31)
Intermediate Prepositions with verbs (37)
Advanced Below & Under (10)
Advanced During, for and since (13)
Advanced Over & Above (10)
Advanced Prepositions after Verbs (10)
Advanced Prepositions after Verbs 2 (10)
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