Prepositions and its Types

Prepositions and its Types!

Definition of Preposition

A preposition shows the relation of a noun or pronoun with other.


The book is in the bag.

Preposition Examples

About  above  across  after
 against  along  amid  amount
 around  at  before  behind
 below  beneath  besides  between
 beyond  but/expect  by  down
 for  from  in  into
 of  off  on/upon  out of
 over  since  then  though
 to  towards  under  up
 with  within  without

Types of Preposition

1. Preposition of Time

Prepositions that are used to show time are called prepositions of time.

At, in, on are called preposition of time. prepositions and its types

We use:

at” before a precise time

in” before months, tears, centuries, and long periods

on” before days and dates Prepositions and its Types


Precise Time Months, Years, Centuries and Long Periods Days and Dates
at in on
at 3 o’clock in may on Sunday
at 10:30 a.m. in summer on Tuesdays
at noon in winter on 6 march
at dinnertime in 1990 on 25 Dec. 2010
at bedtime in the 1990s on Christmas day
at sunrise in the next century on independence day
at sunset in the ice of age on my birthday
at the moment in the past/in future on new year’s eve
  • I have a meeting at 9 a.m.
  • The shop closes at midnight.
  • Abdullah went home at lunchtime.
  • In England, it often snows in December.
  • Do you think we will go to Jupiter in the future?
  • There must be a lot of progress in the next century.
  • Do you work on Mondays?
  • Her birthday is on 20 November. preposition and its types
  • Where will you neon New Year’s Day?

2. Preposition of Movement and Direction

Prepositions of movement show movement in a sentence.

Some commonly used prepositions are:

Away from, up, down, off, out of, to, onto, into, towards, across, along, round, out of, through.


  • She returned to her office. Prepositions and its Types
  • Lyon fell onto the floor.
  • He jumped into the pool.
  • He is running away from dogs.
  • She is taking the dish out of the oven.
  • They were walking towards the castle.
  • The boat was going down the river.
  • The jeep is going up the hill
  • The poor man just fell off his horse.

3. Preposition of Location or Position or Place

Preposition of positions shows locus. “at, in, on” are called preposition of position.

Some common prepositions of position are:

At the back of, at the bottom of, at the top of, behind, between, in the corner of, in the middle of, next to, to the left of, on the other side of, to the right of, on the side of, on the top of, the opposite.


  • We met at the bus station.
  • The cat was sitting on the floor.
  • They live in New York.

4. Compound Preposition Prepositions and its Types

A preposition consisting of more than one word is called a compound preposition.

Some compound prepositions are:

According to, ahead of, apart from, aside from, as of, because of, by means of, in addition to in the back of, in the front of, in the place of, in regard to, in spite of, instead of, in view of, next to, on account of, out of, owing to, prior to.


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