The Preposition : Preposition Examples

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It is a try to show you an easy way of using Preposition in sentences.

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Well, let's find a bright line of Preposition:

A very easy way to understand:

First, divide the word-'preposition' into two parts.

They are- 1. Pre

                  2. Position

'Pre'  means, 'before'.

'Position' means, 'place'.

It means, the position or place of a Preposition is before a word.


Now, what's the Definition of Preposition?

It is, a preposition is a word placed before a Noun or a Pronoun that shows its relation with some other Noun or Pronoun in a sentence.


Let's see:

He is fond of music.

-In this sentence, 'of' is a preposition which is placed before the word-'music' and shows its relation with the pronoun-'he'.


Kinds of Preposition

There are three chief kinds of Preposition.

They are-

1. Simple Preposition.

2. Compound Preposition.

3. Participial Preposition.


Simple Preposition:

Simple prepositions are independent.

They are:

at, off, over, by, on, under, for, up, near, from, down, to, in, with, till, of, through, since..



1. We arrived here at 9 p.m.

2. We have been at the bank for two hours.

3. He is at home.

4. He is standing at the corner of the street.

5. I will meet you at night.

6. When I entered the room, I found that he pointed a gun at her.



1. It was surprising, when I called him, he ran off.

2. Let's go to the market, all shirts are 10% off.

3. I have had my beard shaved off.

4. He must be off soon.

5. The man has ran off.



1. The birds are flying over the bridge.

2. He is over the moon when he hears the news.

3. I turned over onto my front.

4. Please hand over the money.

5. The scooter skidded off the road and rolled over and over.



1. He was killed by them last year.

2. Look at the telephone, it is by the window.

3. According to the mason, the room measures ten feet by twelve feet.

4. He is a doctor by profession.

5. You should not be disappointed, you are improving day by day.



1. Put the book on the table.

2. My father asked me to keep the books on the table.

3. He put his shirt on the bed.

4. When I saw him, he was lying on the bed.

5. On seeing him, I became emotional.



1. The cat is sleeping under the table.

2. As you are under 18, you are not allowed to buy wine.

3. As he says, the matter is under investigation.

4. Their hotel is under construction.

5. She placed the box under the bed.



1. It is for you.

2. My father bought a table for the dining room yesterday.

3. My daughter is tall for her age as the doctor says.

4. You should know that there is too much responsibility for the children.

5. Please do this for me.




1. They have been living up in the mountains for several years.

2. What's up?

3. He ate all the food up.

4. I pinned the photo up on the wall.

5. He climbed up the tree yesterday.



1. Our house is very near.

2. Where is the nearest bank?

3. He is standing near the tree.

4. This is the nearest tree which is very thick.

5. On seeing me standing near him, my father slapped me.



1. Take the book from him.

2. Butter is made from milk.

3. You can see the river from this place.

5. Everything is going from bad to worse.



1. Why are you looking down at me?

2. I always try to write everything down.

3. Turn the music down.

4. When I heard the news of his death, tears ran down my face.

5. Please, sit down.



1. When I went to town, I met him.

2. When I saw him walking to the office, I was surprised.

3. We know that she is devoted to her family.

4. She is married to an Indian.

5. I knew that it was a threat to our peace.



1. He advised me to put the pen in the box.

2. Look at the kids, they are playing in the street.

3. They will leave in May.

4. The family left the village in 2000.

5. He is sitting alone in darkness because, he is upset.



1. She told me that she had been living with her parents.

2. I had an agreement with him.

3. Cut the apple with a knife.

4. I live with my Parents.

5. Do not stand with your hands in your pockets.




1. He will stay till I come.

2. You should wait here till you see it.

3. Can't you wait till I get home?

4. He does not wait till I return.

5. Stay here till 9 p.m.



1. I am fond of music, so I listen to it every day.

2. The people of the village are very helpful.

3. The price of rice has gone up.

4. The gold of my ring is pure as the goldsmith says.

5. The director of the company is very strict.



1. You have to wade through all the difficulties.

2. We could not hear the conversation through the wall.

3. He told us that the path led through the forest to the lake.

4. I pushed my way through the crowd.

5. The ray of the moon passed through the window.



1. He has been reading the novel since 7 a.m.

2. We have been living in this village since 2000.

3. He has been reading a book since morning.

4. They have been doing the work since June.

5. I have been writing a letter since morning.

6. You have been playing ludo since evening.


 Compound Preposition

The Compound Prepositions are:

above, beneath, into, about, between, outside, before, beyond, within, below, across, without, behind, inside, untill..

These Prepositions are compound words.

Let's see:

Inside: in+side

1. The water came above our knees.

2. They are flying above the clouds.

3. They could not accept the children above the age of 10.

4. I could not hear his words above the noise of the traffic.

5. He is not above the age of 12.



1. He found the body buried beneath the leaves.

2. Their boat sank beneath the big waves.

3. I felt very cold,so I was beneath the blanket.

4. They huddled together beneath the blanket, because it was very cold.

5. I hid the book beneath the pile of papers.



1. I asked him to go into the room.

2. I will help you, so come into this house.

3. Don't throw the letters into the fire.

4. He dived into the water.

5. I saw that he threw the book into the box.



1.Tell me about it.

2. He told me about the matter.

3. What is all that about?

4. This is about the fact which we wanted to know.

5. I don't know about this man.



1. I sat down between Jack and Jill.

2. Put the chair between the two tables.

3. Don't worry, I will reach there between nine and ten.

4. You do know that there is a lot of bad feeling between us.

5. Give away the apples between the two boys.



1.He didn't park his car outside our house.

2. There is a tree outside our house.




1. I will arrive before dinner.

2. I want to put my work before everything.

3. Though he arrived before me, I didn't question him.



1. It was beyond my reach.

2. I never think beyond it.

3. I cannot do it beyond my father's advice.



1. He reached there within three hours.

2. The same language is spoken in different accents within the same state.



1. He did not write a single word below the line.

2. I wrote the answer below the question.



1. I asked him to draw a line across the page.

2. Our family scattered is across the village.



1. I won't be able to do the work without your presence.

2. Can you survive without food?



1. Who is that man standing behind you?

2. Who are the culprits behind the corruption?



1. He is inside the house so that he can do everything.

2. Go inside the house.



(As same as 'till' , the only difference is, Till is informal whereas Untill is formal)



Participial Preposition

These Prepositions are in fact present participles.

At the end, there is 'ing'.

They are:

during, regarding, considering, pending, owing, concerning..



1. I shall go to Guwahati during the winter season.

2. I met her once during my stay in America.



1. I will try to do this work regarding your request.

2. I will help you if you face any problem regarding your work.



1. I am happy, because you are very active considering your age.

2. Considering he is my well-wisher, I depend on him while doing the work.



1. I did the work for you pending my work.

2. The police released me pending inquiries.



1. I didn't go there owing to my illness.

2. He did not want to do it owing to the lack of interest.



1. The boss asked me several questions concerning the future of the company.

2. You have to do it concerning your son.



Important to know:

Prepositions Used At The End

Let's see:

1. This is the man I was talking to.

2. A knife is to cut with.


This is about The Preposition.


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