Prepositions and Conjunctions

Prepositions and Conjunctions

If you hear a person yell ‘at!’, you’d probably think they're crazy! Prepositions are words that are basically meaningless unless they are used in a phrase.

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Prepositions of Time in English Grammar

Prepositions of Time

Prepositions allow us to talk about the relationship between two words in a sentence. Here, we will discuss the different prepositions of time in English.

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Prepositions of Place in English Grammar

Prepositions of Place

Prepositions allow us to talk about the relationship between two words in a sentence. Here, we will discuss the different prepositions of place in English.

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Prepositions of Direction and Movement in English Grammar

Prepositions of Direction and Movement

As their names suggest, prepositions of direction and movement show a movement from one place to another or show a particular direction.

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Prepositions of Manner in English Grammar

Prepositions of Manner

Prepositions of Manner which is also called Prepositions of Method express how a certain thing happened or is done. In this part, we will discuss these.

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Compound Prepositions in English Grammar

Compound Prepositions

Compound Prepositions or complex prepositions consist of two or more words which function as a single preposition. You'll learn about them here!

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Participle Prepositions in English Grammar

Participle Prepositions

Some participles (i.e. verbs ending with '-ing', '-en' or '-ed') can sometimes act as a preposition. In this lesson, we will learn about the most common ones.

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Coordinating Conjunctions in English Grammar

Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions are words that their main job is joining two equal grammatical notions together. Here, we will discuss them more thoroughly.

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Subordinating Conjunctions in English Grammar

Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions joins subordinate or dependent clauses to the main or independent clauses. To know all about these tricky grammatical words, click!

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Correlative Conjunctions in English Grammar

Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions are pairs of words that join or correlate phrases or words with equal importance in a sentence.

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Prepositions

Prepositions

Prepositions are short words that show direction, time, place, location, spatial relationship with people, places or things. Prepositions sit in front of (is “pre-positioned” before) its object. Knowing when to use which preposition is a bit tricky. We say we are at the hospital seeing someone who is in the hospital. We lie in bed but on the couch. We watch a movie at the theater but on television. You can learn them by looking them up in a dictionary, reading a lot in English and learning useful phrases with prepositions.

Types of Prepositions

We can categorize prepositions based on their function:

Prepositions of Direction

If we want to refer to the direction of something, we use the prepositions such as 'to', 'in', 'across', 'on', and 'along'.

I'm walking along the beach .

Across the bridge , there's a village .

Prepositions of Time

If we want to refer to one point in time, we use the prepositions such as 'in', 'at', and 'on'. We use prepositions 'since', 'for', 'by', 'during', 'from...to', when we want to refer to a period of time.

The bus comes at 15 : 33 p . m .

I worked there from January to June .

Prepositions of Place

Prepositions of Place answer the question "Where?". They are used to show the position or location of a thing or person in relation to another thing or person. Prepositions such as 'at', 'in', 'on', 'behind', 'under' and 'above' are some examples of this category.

There's a cat under the car .

Look at the picture on the wall .