A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another and shows how they are related. It is usually followed by a noun or a pronoun.
Prepositions can tell us about place or position:
The book fell off the table.
My shoes are under the bed.
I jumped into the pool.
I keep my keys in my handbag.
Sarah is at school.
They can also tell us about time:
I wake up at 7am.
Craig's birthday is on Friday.
We waited until Melissa arrived.
She arrived after Tom.
It rained for ten days!
The best way to learn prepositions is through reading a lot, looking them up in a dictionary and learning common phrases by heart.
Lesson by Nasreen, teacher at EC Cape Town
Complete these sentences by choosing the correct option: