A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. Prepositions typically indicate the position or direction of something, or a relationship between two things. By using prepositions correctly, we can make our writing more precise and easier to understand.

Here are some of the prepositions:

in, on, at, of, to, with, by, for, from, through, above, below, between, among, around, after, before, beside, inside, outside

Here's an example:

"The book is on the table."

In this sentence, "on" is the preposition. It shows the relationship between "book" (the object being described) and "table" (the object that the book is on). The preposition "on" indicates the position of the book in relation to the table.

Here's another example:

"I"m going to the store to buy some groceries."

In this sentence, "to" is the preposition. It shows the relationship between "store" (the place the speaker is going to) and "buy" (the action the speaker is going to perform). The preposition "to" indicates the direction of the speaker's movement.


1) The cat is hiding under the bed.

2) I walked to the store and bought some bread.

3) The book is on the shelf in the library.

4) The kids played in the park after school.

5) She sat next to her friend during the movie.

Types of Prepositions

There are several types of Prepositions as follows. Few are listed below

1) Preposition of Time

2) Preposition of Place

3) Preposition of Direction

4) Preposition of Possession

1) Preposition of Time

Preposition of Time indicates the time of an event or action. The sentence would be incomplete and unclear without the preposition. Examples of directional prepositions include

at (at 3 o'clock)

on (on Monday, on the weekend)

in (in the morning, in May)

by (by the end of the day)

until/until (until tomorrow, until the end of the month)

since (since last year)

for (for three hours)

during (during the concert)

ago (two weeks ago)

from/to (from Monday to Friday)

Here's an example:

"On Monday, I have a doctor's appointment."

In this sentence, "on" is the time preposition because it indicates the specific time when the doctor's appointment is scheduled to take place. Without the time preposition "on," the sentence would be incomplete and unclear.


1) I wake up at 6:00 AM every day.

2) The party starts at 8:00 PM.

3) We'll see each other again in a year.

4) She finished her project in three weeks.

5) I like to relax on the weekends.

2) Preposition of Place

Preposition of Place shows the location or position of an object, person, or thing. Some examples of place prepositions include in, on, at, under, beside, between, behind.

Here's an example:

"The book is on the shelf."

In this sentence, "on" is the place preposition that shows the location of the book, indicating that it is located on the shelf.


1) The cat is under the table.

2) I'm going to meet my friend at the park.

3) She is sitting in the chair.

4) The car is parked beside the building.

5) The train travels between New York and Boston.

3) Preposition of Direction

Preposition of Direction indicates the direction of movement or the destination of an action. Examples of directional prepositions include to, from, toward, away from, into.

Here's an example:

"I am walking to the store."

In this sentence, "to" is the directional preposition that shows the direction of movement, indicating that the speaker is walking toward the store.

Here's another example:

"The bird flew away from the tree."

In this sentence, "away from" is the directional preposition. It indicates the direction of movement of the bird, which is away from the tree. The preposition "away from" shows the starting point of the bird's movement, which is the tree.


1) He walked to the store across the street.

2) The airplane flew to its destination over the mountains.

3) She drove around to find a parking space on the block.

4) The cat climbed to escape the dog up the tree.

5) We swam to the other side of the island through the tunnel.

4) Preposition of Possession

A preposition of possession is a type of preposition that indicates a relationship of possession or ownership between two objects or entities. It is used to show that one object or entity possesses or owns another object or entity. It includes of, 's, belonging to, possessed by.

Here's an example:

"The keys of the car are missing."

In this sentence, the preposition "of" shows the possession relationship between the keys and the car.

Here's an example:


1) The keys are on the table.

2) The book is about the life of Marie Curie.

3) The painting belongs to my grandmother.

4) The flowers in the vase are for my mother.

5) The hat on the man's head is green.