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    David Nevard

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    Prepositions

    Post by David Nevard on Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:09 pm

    A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.

    A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples:

    The book is on the table.
    The book is beneath the table.
    The book is leaning against the table.
    The book is beside the table.
    She held the book over the table.
    She read the book during class.

    When I was in grammar school I had a teacher who taught me a trick to figure out if a word was a preposition or not. Basically anything the rabbit can do to the log. This doesn't work for every preposition, but it does work for most of them. I hope it helps some of the beginners. Smile

    The rabbit ran about the log.
    The rabbit ran above the log.
    The rabbit ran across the log.
    The rabbit ran after the log.
    The rabbit ran against the log.
    The rabbit ran along the log.
    The rabbit ran among the logs.
    The rabbit ran around the log.
    The rabbit ran at the log.
    The rabbit ran before the log.
    The rabbit ran behind the log.
    The rabbit ran below the log.
    The rabbit ran beneath the log.
    The rabbit ran beside the log.
    The rabbit ran between the logs.
    The rabbit ran beyond the log.
    The rabbit ran by the log.
    The rabbit ran down the log.
    The rabbit ran for the log.
    The rabbit ran from the log.
    The rabbit ran in the log.
    The rabbit ran inside the log.
    The rabbit ran into the log.
    The rabbit ran like the log.
    The rabbit ran near the log.
    The rabbit ran off the log.
    The rabbit ran on the log.
    The rabbit ran onto the log.
    The rabbit ran out of the log.
    The rabbit ran outside the log.
    The rabbit ran over the log.
    The rabbit ran past the log.
    The rabbit ran through the log.
    The rabbit ran throughout the log.
    The rabbit ran to the log.
    The rabbit ran toward the log.
    The rabbit ran under the log.
    The rabbit ran underneath the log.
    The rabbit ran up the log.
    The rabbit ran upon the log.
    The rabbit ran with the log.
    The rabbit ran within the log.
    The rabbit ran without the log.

    Smile

    punkie

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    Re: Prepositions

    Post by punkie on Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:26 pm

    well thanks I've always wanted to learn these things tongue

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