Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Prepositions(17 to Feb 2011)

To link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence.

a)Prepositions of Time (since, for, ago, before, during, etc...)
    1) AT
        - Used at a specific time
        - Example: a) I start work at 7.00 a.m.
                         b) I sleep at night.
    2) ON
        - Used for specific days, dates and special occasions.
        - Example: a) My birthday is on Tuesday.
                         b) We're having a birthday party on 3rd November.
                         c) On Easter Day

    3) IN
        - Used in non-specific time during a day, a month, a season or a year.
        - Example: a) I started this website in 1993.
                         b) We are going to New Zealand in Winter.

b) Preposition of Place (over, below, above, under, etc. )
    1) At
       - Used for a point.
       - Example: The nursery is located at the end of the street.

   2) In
       - Used for enclosed space.
       - Example: Do you live in Korea?

   3) On
       - Used for surfaces.
       - Example: The book is on the table.

    4) To
        - Used for movement to a person or building, movement to a place or country and to go to bed.
        - Example: Lina will go to the cinema tonight.

c) Prepositions of Position  (above, against, along, etc. )
    - Example: The girl ran across the road to catch her ball even though there was a heavy traffic.

d) Preposition of Manner (at, with, by)
    - Example: She learned Japanese at 18.


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