Kinds of Prepositions
Prepositions are of five different kinds:
1. Simple prepositions
2. Compound prepositions
3. Participle prepositions
4. Phrase prepositions
Simple prepositions are words like in, on, at, about, over, under, off, of, for, to etc.
Ex. She sat on the sofa.
Compound prepositions are words like without, within, inside, outside, into, beneath, below, behind, between etc.
Ex. The boy ran across the road.
Participle prepositions are words like concerning, notwithstanding, pending, considering etc.
Ex. You did the job well, considering your age and inexperience.
Phrase prepositions are phrases like because of, by means of, with regard to, on behalf of, instead of, on account of, in opposition to, for the sake of etc.
Ex. I am standing here on behalf of my friends and colleagues.
The match was cancelled because of the rain.