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Definition of preposition

a function word that typically combines with a noun phrase to form a phrase which usually expresses a modification or predication

What exactly is a preposition?

A preposition is a word—and almost always a very small, very common word—that shows direction (to in "a letter to you"), location (at in "at the door"), or time (by in "by noon"), or that introduces an object (of in "a basket of apples"). Prepositions are typically followed by an object, which can be a noun (noon), 

What is an example of a preposition?

The most common prepositions are atbyforfrominofonto, and with. Other common prepositions are aboutaboveacrossafteragainstalongamongaroundbecause ofbeforebehindbelowbeneathbesidebetweenclose todownduringexceptinsideinstead ofintolikenearoffon top ofontoout ofoutsideoverpastsincethroughtowardunderuntilupuponwithinwithout.

Examples of preposition in a Sentence

 The preposition “on” in “The keys are on the table” shows location. The preposition “in” in “The movie starts in one hour” shows time.

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