English/Parts of Speech/Prepositions
|English Wikibook (edit)|
|General: Introduction - Grammar|
|Parts of speech: Nouns - Verbs - Adjectives - Adverbs - Pronouns - Conjunctions - Prepositions - Interjections |
|Parts of the sentence: Subjects - Predicates|
|Word functions: Subjects - Predicates - Direct Objects - Indirect Objects - Objects of the Preposition|
|Types of sentences: Simple Sentences - Complex Sentences|
|Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Other English topics: Gerunds - Idiomatic Phrases - Spelling - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Syntax - Appositives - Phonics - Pronunciation|
Prepositions are joining words - they join a noun (the noun being talked about is the object of the preposition, or OP) to the preposition, which adds more "spice" to your sentence.
Note: The preposition will be bold, the OP will be italic.
1. I saw a rainbow above the house.
2. It was pretty, and in the rainbow were colors.
3. Those colors were red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, and they were over the house too.
Did you see the words between the Preposition and the OP? These are words that tell what the Preposition is describing. (Think of it this way: Without the, an, or a, it would be like "above house". That doesn't make sense.
There are three main kinds of prepositions: prepositions of time, prepositions of space, and prepositions of sphere. See their pages to learn more.
A, an, and the are articles.