Prepositions are classified in different categories depending on their function.
Here is a list of some prepositions and examples by their classification:
Prepositions of place
- · In: used to expressed something is contained
Example: The cat is in the box.
- · On:
Example: The box is on the table.
- · Over/Above
Example: There is a bird over his head.
- · Behind
Example: There is a garden behind the house.
- · Under
Example: There is a dog under the table.
- · By
Example: He stands by me.
- · In front of
Example: There is a shop in front of me.
- · At
Example: He is at home.
Prepositions of direction
- · To
Example: Come to the blackboard.
- · From
Example: This is a present from your friend.
- · Into
Example: Put the pen into the bag.
- · Out of
Example: Take the pen out of the bag.
- · At
Example: They were at the meeting.
- · Through
Example: He came through the window.
Prepositions of time
- · In: used with months, years, seasons.
Example: I was born in 1988.
The flowers will bloom in spring.
- · On: used with days.
Example: He came on Monday.
- · At: used with noon, night, midnight, and with the time of the day.
Example: Sun stops its voyage at noon.
The movie starts at 6 p.m.