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#6 Preposition - Parts Of Speech | English Grammar - English Free Test

#6 Preposition - Parts Of Speech | English Grammar - English Free Test


A preposition is a word placed before a Noun or Pronoun to show its relation to some other word in the sentence.

Example
  • The clock is on the wall.
  • The cow is grazing in the field.
  • He is angry with you.

Sample Usage of Some Prepositions

BETWEEN and AMONG

While saying about two person or thing we use BETWEEN and while saying about more than two person or thing we use AMONG.

Example
  • Two brothers shared the apple between themselves.
  • I sat between Ancy and Juli.

BESIDE and BESIDES

Beside means by the side of.
Besides means in addition to.

Example
  • My house is beside the river.
  • He plays football besides badminton.

BY and WITH

When we say about a person who does the action we use BY.
When to say about some thing near by,or some thing along with weuse WITH.

Example
  • A snake was killed by the boy.
  • I am writing with my pen.

IN and AT

IN is used along with countries, placec cities .. etc.
AT is used along with names of towns, small villages .. etc.

Example
  • My brother lives in America.
  • The classes will begin at 10 A.M.

  • NOTE : Sometimes IN is also used to indicate 'Period of Time'. He came in time.

ON and UPON

When we say about some thing at rest we use ON.
When we say about some thing that is not at rest we use UPON.

Example
  • The clock is on the wall.
  • The tiger sprang upon a deer.

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