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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,

2

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

3

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.

4

can a prepositional which is may be a noun phrase also be a clause?

yes,
ex: we met amy after leaving the kids to school
as you cans see,
despite earning a good salary

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What does simple prepositions express?

A very wide range of meanings. The most common of these are location, position, time and duration.

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Does some prepostions consist of more than one word?

Yes, examples are: according to, because of , by means of , due to, for the sake of, in charge of , in spite of , in addtion to.