Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepositions, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
Even though there are over 100 of them, …prepositions are hard to define. …Basically a preposition connects or links …one part of a sentence to another part …and shows a relationship with the parts it connects. …"The report is on the desk." …In this example, “on” is the preposition …and it connects the report and the desk, …and shows a spacial relationship. …The report occupies space on the desk. …Often, as in that example, …prepositions are short words: …on, in, for, to. …However, longer words such as …through, between, and above …are also prepositions. …They all connect ideas. …Something was in something …or what went through what. …For a comprehensive list at prepositions, …visit this website to help you recognize …the prepositions in a sentence. …A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition. …That preposition plus its object …and all the words between the preposition and its object …compose the phrase. …Another lesson discusses phrases in more depth. …Look at these examples. …"The bird flew in the window." …
- Why does grammar matter?
- Diagramming sentences
- Understanding pronouns
- Working with adjectives and adverbs
- Making sentences parallel
- Deciding when to use active and passive voice
- Using commas correctly
- Practicing grammar rules
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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