Learn English Grammar: Lesson 4 – Prepositions
A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun (or pronoun) and the rest of the sentence.
|next to to
Prepositions have many purposes, but they often give us information about place and direction.
|in the classroom
|on the table
|near the bank
|under the car
|at the hotel
|next to my car
|in the morning
|in ten minutes
|for ten minutes
|to the bank
|from the bank
The combination of a preposition with its object (and any modifiers or describing words) is called a prepositional phrase.
preposition + modifier(s) + object = prepositional phrase
- in that classroom = in that classroom
- under our old red sofa = under our old red sofa
- on the second floor = on the second floor