Learn English – prepositions in, on, at, of, to, for, over, by, with.
1. Prepositions of time and place: in, on, at.
in usually indicates the “largest” time or place, and at usually indicates the “smallest” time or place.
My office is in Sydney, Australia. It is on George Street at 79 George Street, next to the train station.
My office has a party this year, in June on Monday, the 3rd, it starts at 5.00PM .
2. Prepositions of, to, for.
of – belonging to, relating to, or connected with, to indicate reference, an amount or number:
Don’t touch it. That’s the bag of my friend’s father.
This is a picture of my cat.
I drank three cups of coffee.to – the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward, or the direction of something, for the use of something, a limit or an ending point, to indicate relationship, a time or a period:
The package was mailed to Mr. Kim yesterday.
The snow was piled up to the roof.
My answer to your question is in an email.
I work nine to five, Monday to Friday.for – the use of something, because of, time or duration,
I baked a cake for your birthday.
I am so happy for you.
I attended the university for a few months only.
3. Prepositions with, over, by,
with – being together or being involved, having, using, feeling, agreement or understanding.
The manager will be with you shortly.
People with a lot of money are not always happy.
He cut my hair with his gold scissors.
I am emailing you with my sincere apology.
She agrees with me.
over – movement from one place to another, movement downward, more than an expected number or amount, indicate a period of time.
Please come over to my house for dinner sometime.
Can you bend over and get the dish for me?
The phone rang for over a minute.
I worked there over a year.
by – proximity, the person that does something in a passive voice sentence, an action with a particular purpose, a mean or method.
The post office is by the bank.
The flowers were delivered by a postman.
I expressed my feeling toward her by writing a letter.
I came here by train.
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