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Basic Prepositions of English

Such part of speech, as prepositions, in EnglishLanguage plays far from the last role, and sometimes it creates real miracles. Joining prepositions, prepositions radically change their meaning, precede nouns, incline them by case, move objects in space, point to their location and much more.

Skillful Use of prepositions - real skill. so "so simple!" Brought together the most basic prepositions of the English language and the rules for their use.

Prepositions of the English language

English excuses

At
Location (at, at, y, at a certain point)
Time (in hours)

She is at school.
She is sitting at my table.
Let us meet at 5 p.m.!

In
Location (in a separate space)
Time (in months, years)
Work written in some language

He is in the study.
The book is in my table.
Summer begins in june.
It took place in 2002.
This article is written in english.

On
Location (on a horizontal and vertical surface)
Devoted to something, on the topic (oh, oh)
Time (in days)

The book is on my table.
The picture is on the wall.
This is an article on history.
I was born on the 5th of november.

From
Direction (from, out)
Time (s, from)

The train is coming from moscow.
Take the pencil from the table.
I'll be busy from 10 a.m.

To
Direction
Time (until a certain moment)
Corresponds to the dative case

We came to moscow.
They went to the theater.
I'll be busy from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Give this book to me.

Since
Time (from, from some moment)

I'll have a rest since july till august.

Till
Time (until a certain moment)

Till friday i'll be very busy.

Into
Direction (inward)

Put the book in the bag.

Onto
Direction (on, to the surface of something)

Put the pen on the drawer.

Before
Time (before, before)

The accident took place before our era.

After
Time (after)

I went there after the stopped.

About
O (relatively)
Place (about, around, about)
Time (about, approximate)

Please tell me about him.
Come about 2 p.m.
It was about noon.

For
Time (during the specified period - in days, years - period of time)
Goal
for
Direction (c) with the verb to leave

I have lived there for 2 years.
I went for a walk.
That is a present for you.
We left for st. Petersburg at 10 p.m.

The
Time (during the time period expressed by the noun)

I was in the countryside during my weekend.

Of
Corresponds to the genitive case (of what ?, whom?)
O (relatively)

All the students of this group.
You must never think of him.

With
Corresponds to instrumental (than?)
With, together
From (surprise, fear)

We write with pens.
He went to the station with her.
His face was pale with fear.

By
Corresponds to instrumental (by whom?)
Place (near, near)
Time (to some moment)

This poem was written by pushkin.
He was standing by the window.
He had already come by 3 p.m.

Between
Location (between two objects)

The father of apples.

Among
Location (between several objects or objects)

The farther.

Except (for)
Except (except for those who are present)

Everyone likes it except me.

Community
Except (in addition to the number of more present)

There were 5 boys in the room besides me.

Over
Over, above, through, over, in, during (period of time)

A flight over the lake - flight over the lake.
Over the last five years.

Below
Below, under
Below zero is below zero.

Out
Outside, outside, outside

My crossbow is already out.

Behind
Behind, behind, behind

The sun is behind a cloud.

The ability to properly place excuses can be veryMuch to say about your level of language, so hurry to save yourself this cheat sheet and learn the rules by heart to improve your English. And help to make it to your friends by telling about this article!

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