Read this article to know what is a preposition in grammar. In this unit we will discuss the following topics:
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What is a Preposition in English
Look at the following sentence
Where is my Mac mamma?
In the bag beta!
What would have happened if there would be no In? Now you can consider its importance. This word (In) is a preposition. Let us define this part of speech.
A preposition is a word that:
- is placed before a noun or pronoun or gerund (we will discuss it later)
- shows a relationship of the noun or pronoun with something else.
- is always followed by a noun/pronoun and never by a verb.
- deal with concepts relating to location, time, and direction.
Types of Preposition
As described above there are mainly four types of prepositions:
Preposition for Time
Preposition for Place
Preposition for Direction
Prepositions like into, through, to, towards depict direction.
We are going to the USA.
The cockroach is coming towards her.
I threw his smartphone into the river.