Types of Preposition Classification

In this post students will learn the different types of preposition with their classification. But if you do not know about fundamental of preposition then must read our previous lecture on what is preposition in english grammar.

Types of Preposition

  • Preposition of Time
  • Preposition of Direction
  • Preposition of Place/Position
  • Preposition of thing/agent
  • Preposition of Participle
  • Preposition of Compound
  • Double Preposition

 

Preposition of Time

Following are the different preposition of time listed below:

IN AT ON
WITHIN BEFORE AFTER
SINCE FOR TILL or UNTIL
FROM DURING

 

Preposition of Direction

Following are the preposition of direction:

TOWARDS TO FOR
THROUGH AGAINST ACROSS
ALONG INTO UP
OVER DOWN LEFT
RIGHT

 

Preposition of Place/Position

Following is the list of variety of prepositions of Place listed below:

IN AT ON
ABOVE BELOW OVER
UNDER BETWEEN AMONG
AMID AMONGST AMIDST
BEFORE BEHIND

 

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Preposition of Agents or Things

Prepositions of agents or things indicate a causal relationship between nouns and other parts of the sentence.

OF FOR BY
WITH ABOUT

 

Preposition Types of Participle

Verb such as present participles (-ing) and past participles (-ed and -en) are used as prepositions, are known as Participle Prepositions. Following are preposition of participle:

ASSUMING CONSIDERING DURING
PROVIDED GIVEN RESPECTED

For Example:

  • I was sad given the fact that I disqualified the interview.
  • Assuming the possibility of rain, he carried an umbrella.
  • You will be successful provided you worked hard.

 

Types of Double Preposition

Double prepositions are referring the two Simple Prepositions used together to connects the Noun(s) or Pronoun(s) to the rest the words in a sentence. Following are double preposition:

OUT OF INSIDE OF IN BETWEEN

For Examples:

  • He is out of danger?
  • He was allowed the inside of the Mosque.
  • His one holidays is sandwiched in between three holidays.

 

Compound Preposition Types

Compound prepositions formed by joining preposition and other word. Such as According to, with a view to, on behalf of etc.

ACCORDING TO WITH A VIEW TO ON BEHALF OF

For Example:

  • According to report, he is acquitted.
  • On behalf of my boss, I represent this meeting.

 

What is Prepositional Phrase

A prepositional phrase is comprised of object of the preposition and preposition itself with the modifier. Prepositional phrases are exceptionally normal. They work as either modifiers (Adjective) or qualifiers (Adverb).

  • It is a message from Donald Trump.  (Here, the prepositional phrase “from Donald Trump ” is functioning like an adjective because it is describing “message.”)
  • Sammy is trapped in the tunnel. (Here, the prepositional phrase ” in the tunnel ” is functioning like an adverb because it is modifying the verb “is trapped.”)

 

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