A preposition connects a certain word in a sentence to a noun or pronoun. But the meaning of prepositional phrases (preposition followed by a noun or pronoun) is varied. They tell where, when, why, how, or whose. Look at these examples:
where = in the garden
when = until Monday
why = because of the bad weather
how = by train
whose = of the bride
Here is a list of some commonly used prepositions.
Compound prepositions consist of more than one word: along with, because of, due to, in spite of, on account of next to, on top of together with, and so on.
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Publication information: Book title: English Grammar for ESL Learners. Contributors: Ed Swick - Author. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 92.
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