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Correct Usage of Preposition

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Mohammed Fayaz
22/05/2017 0 0

Practical Grammar Lesson 1:

Preposition Usage, Time and Place.
                                                                              
What is a preposition?

A group of words used with nouns and verbs and other words to form a prepositional phrase. A preposition always comes before nouns, but many writers have been writing the prepositions at the end of the sentences. e.g. who are you waiting for?

She left New York on Sunday. (She left for New York means She is travelling to New York.)

I want to take this book home for a day.                                                     

Some other Prepositions are above, along, to, from, between, before, into, of, since, etc.
Preposition + Noun (Month, Day, Year, Time etc.)      

On 27 April.                     On Friday morning.

On Thursday                   In winter                                               

On his  Birthday            At 12.45 p.m.                                

On Mothers day             At the end of the day/meeting.

In 1985                               At  Christmas (but on Christmas day)                                

In January/Summer    In the morning/Evening               

On 10 July                         At night

At the weekend               On Sunday night
Preposition   in Sentences

She got up at 10 O’ Clock this morning

My dad likes getting up early in the morning.

Where was your family on 26 January?

Will you be at home this evening?

I  am going to the office, I will be back in an hour.

Did you go out on Sunday?

Did you see my friend Clara on Wednesday evening?

Bye  Mary, see you on Monday.

They went to Berlin last summer.

I can’t go to the meeting on  Sunday.

Sorry, Bill is not in the office at the moment.

Do you often go out in the evening/at the weekend?

Let’s all meet at  8 O’ clock tomorrow evening.

We often go to Sydney in summer.

I got married in February/ in 1988

Clara’s  birthday is in  February.

They often go away at the weekend.

I am starting my new business on 8 January.

I will send you the file at the end of this month.

Do you work on  Sundays/at the weekends?

The School was started  in 1979

I often go out at night.

My dad always feels tired in the evening.

She is  leaving for Texas on  Sunday

I am leaving next Monday. (No preposition)

Will you be at home this evening?

Shall we play (game) next Sunday? (No preposition)

What are you doing at the weekend? Staying indoor or outdoor.

I  phone/call Mary every Sunday. (No Preposition)

Joe  was born in  1901.

End of the Lesson.

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