Flashcards in Parts of speech prepositions Deck (6)
what are the most common prepositions
about, above, across, after, against, amongst, around, as , at, before, behind, below, beside, between, by, despite, down, during, for, from, in, inside, into, off, out, till, on, outside, over, past, since, than, through, to, towards, under, until, up, with, without,
How do we distinguish between the preposition to and the infinitive marker to?
The preposition to comes before a noun, while the infinitive marker to comes before the base form of a verb
What does a preposition do?
They introduce a prepositional phrase and are followed by a prepositional complement.
ex: we met Amy after the match
we left our luggage at the airport.
can a prepositional which is may be a noun phrase also be a clause?
ex: we met amy after leaving the kids to school
as you cans see,
despite earning a good salary
What does simple prepositions express?
A very wide range of meanings. The most common of these are location, position, time and duration.