How to Use Preposition in English Grammar (On, At, In, Of, For)

How to Use Preposition in English Grammar (On, At, In, Of, For)

Prepositions are the words that join a noun, pronoun or the noun phrases and make each sentence complete. However, learning preposition is little tricky and hence, students should be conscious while reading a book or other documents and check the usage of the preposition.

Examples:To the office, on the table, about myself, in a few minutes, at my place, etc.Here, ?to?, ?on?, ?about?, ?in? and ?at? are the prepositions.

Moreover, prepositions are used in the sentences to indicate a location, direction, time or sometimes, to introduce an object. Some common prepositions and their applications in the sentences are mentioned here.

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On :On (refers a surface of something)- I kept the dishes on the dining table.On (specifies days and dates)- I will come on Monday. Radha was born on 15th August.On (refers TV or other devices)- She is on the phone.My favorite movie will be on TV now.On (refers the parts of the body) ? I keep wearing my wedding ring on my finger.On (to refer a state)- The products available in the store are on sale.

At :At (to indicate a place)- There are a good number of people at the park.At (to refer an email address)- Please mail in detail @ (at) radha@def.comAt (to refer a time) ? Meet me at 5 p.m. tomorrow.At (indicate one?s activity)-John laughed at my acting in the play.

In :In (to indicate a location)- I am in my friend?s place now.In (used while doing something) ? The tagline should be catchy in marketing a product.In (to indicate opinion, belief, feeling, etc.)- I believe in hardworking.In (specify day, month, season, year) ? I prefer to do Maths in the morning.The new academic session will commence in March. In (to indicate color, shape and size) ? This dress comes in four sizes.

To :To (to indicate the direction, place)- The friends went to the restaurant.I am heading to my college.To (to indicate relationship) ? Do not respond to the annoying persons.Your answer is important to me.To (to indicate a limit) ? The old newspapers were piled up to the roof.To (to refer a period) ? I am here from 10 to 5.

Of :Of (to indicate relating to, belonging to) ? I always dreamed of being famous. Of (to indicate reference) ? This is a picture of my last birthday.Of (to specify the number or an amount) ? A good number of people understand Hindi.

For :For (to indicate the reason or because of) ? I am really happy for you.For (to indicate the duration or time) ? I attended the session for one year only.For (specify the use of something) ? She is preparing for her final exam.


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