Prepositions make up a small word class in English that connects nouns; they almost act as the glue to a sentence, telling us where or why. In English, prepositions are used all the time, and they don’t have to be as simple as on, at, in, though these are commonly used.
In this article, we will explain prepositions and their uses and, as always, give you plenty of preposition examples so that you can use them immediately.
There are a few rules when using prepositions in a sentence. Let’s look at them now.
There are many different types of prepositions examples. Let’s take a look at them.
Simple prepositions are the easiest to learn. In fact, you’ve probably come across them before.
Simple preposition examples
Double prepositions are when two prepositions are used together. They usually indicate direction or movement and are sometimes called directional prepositions or prepositions of movement.
Participle prepositions are fascinating as they are verbs that act like or function like prepositions. Participle prepositions have endings like -ed and -ing, just like when you conjugate a verb in different tenses.
Compound prepositions or complex prepositions are when a simple preposition and another part of speech are used. They are a type of compound word.
Prepositional phrases are grouped words made up by using objects, prepositions, and any modifying words needed to modify the object. They are used in the same way as other prepositions despite being wordy.