How do you identify a preposition in a sentence?

How do you identify a preposition in a sentence?

A preposition is a word that comes before a noun or pronoun and shows place, position, time or method. For example, in the sentences 'The kids are playing in the streets' and 'He ran over the grass' the words 'in' and 'over' are prepositions.

Remember that a preposition is followed by a noun or pronoun. It cannot come before a verb. However, we can use a preposition before the -ing form of a verb.

Some prepositions consist of two or three words. 

Examples

  • such as
  • according to
  • apart from
See also: List of prepositions

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