Kinds of Prepositions
Prepositions are of five different kinds:
3 Participle prepositions
Simple prepositions are words like in, on, at, about, over, under, off, of, for, to etc.
She sat on the sofa.
He is going to the market.
Compound prepositions are words like without, within, inside, outside, into, beneath, below, behind, between, outside of, out of, from behind, from beneath etc.
He fell into the river.
She sat between her kids.
Suddenly he emerged from behind the curtain.
He walked out of the compound.
Participle prepositions are words like concerning, notwithstanding, pending, considering etc.
There was little chance of success, notwithstanding they decided to go ahead.
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.
I am standing here on behalf of my friends and colleagues.
The match was cancelled because of the rain.
He succeeded by means of perseverance.