This module introduces prepositions, including those that deal with time and place/location.
A preposition is a word that expresses a relation between one entity in a clause to another. It connects a noun to the rest of a sentence.
Prepositions can indicate a time, a location, a relationship between two nouns.
about, after, against, at, between, by, down, for, from, in, into, near, of, off, on, out, over, since, through, until, to, towards, under, until, up, with, without.
There is a worm in the apple. (preposition of place)
There is a bus stop down the street. (preposition of place)
The child is next to her father. (preposition of place)
We will meet in the afternoon. (preposition of time)
I get up at 6.00 am every day. (preposition of time)
We couldn’t talk during the exam. (preposition of time)
Let’s bake a cake with chocolate chips. (preposition links “cake” and “chocolate chips”)
I would like some water with my dinner. (preposition links “water” and “dinner”)
Julia will ride with Sam. (preposition linking Julia and Sam)
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