A Preposition is a word placed before a noun or a pronoun to show in what relation the person or thing denoted by it stands in regard to something else.
1. There is a cow in the field.
2. He is fond of tea.
1. Preposition of Location
'Preposition of Location' specifies the current location of the subject. Prepositions of Location are used when we want to give exact location of an item to the user. Commonly used prepositions of location are in, at, inside, etc.
2. Preposition of Time
'Preposition of time' indicates the time at which the action happened. It adds extra information to the verb. Commonly used prepositions of time are in, before, after, etc.
3. Preposition of direction/movement
'Preposition of direction' specifies the direction in which the subject is moving. Commonly used prepositions of direction/movement are into, through, across, etc.
Preposition of direction specifies where the user needs to go or where to put something.
Some examples are to, on, onto, in, and into.
|'To' is used when there is a specific destination in mind. The destination can be number of things.
|I am going to the doctor's. The bathroom is to your lefr
|When one has movement in a particular direction in mind, rather than simply a destination.
|He was walking menacingly towards me.
|Within a space, which can be thought of as surrounding, enclosing or around the object
|The train went through the tunnel.
|Movement from the outside to the inside of something that can be imagined as surrounding, enclosing or around the object.
|He got into the car
|To describe something’s position when it is at the opposite end from one’s position
|We went to the restaurant across the road.
|To describe something’s position when it is above something else
|The bottle is in the cabinet over the sink in the kitchen.
|When something is behind a second thing, the first thing is in back of the second.
|Our house is behind the supermarket.
|lower than any object
|Death Valley is 86 meters below sea level.
|The collective position of a group of things that are in a line
|He lived in one of the houses along the river