Prepositions

Definition  

Prepositions connect nouns and pronouns with other words in a sentence. They usually give information about time, places and direction.
 
Common prepositions 

as, at, but, by, for, from, in, into, like, near, next, of, off, on, onto, out, over, than, to, up, with

Examples of the way you should use prepositions when you write:

Always write:                                                            Never write:

Gavin was just in time to catch the taxi.

on 

Jack’s methods are different from yours.

than

Kim feels superior to everybody else.             

than

Look out of the window.

out

Meet the board members at the office.

in

Our company is ashamed of him.

for

Our MD is aiming at leaving South Africa.  

for

The CEO was on time for the meeting.

in

The project will cost about a million dollars.

around

The secretary died of leukaemia.

from

There are more than 100 clients there.       

over

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