Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Lecture Extra:Prepositions

As The Writing Center site University of Ottowa website notes, the preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.

UA preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples:

- The book is on the table.
- The book is beneath the table.
- The book is leaning against the table.
- The book is beside the table.
- She held the book over the table.
- She read the book during class.

As the UO's Writing Center Site notes, in each of the preceding sentences, a preposition locates the noun "book" in space or in time.

Find below links to the The Writing Center site; and, some Preposition exercises from and

1. What is a Preposition []
2. English Prepositions Exercises []
3. Prepositions []

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