Notes On Types of Prepositions - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar

There are three main types of prepositions:

1. Prepositions of Time indicate the period of time that something happens (during, from, since, throughout, until, etc).
Example:

        •  He slept during the lecture.
        •  The table is near the window.

        •  He rode on a horse.
        •  Is the doctor in the room.

2. Prepositions of Place tell us the position of something in relation to another (behind, beside, between, in front, near, etc).

Example:
        •  Behind his farmhouse is a huge building.
        •  I sat beside her.
        •  Someone parked a bike in front of his house.
        •  I was waiting outside the clinic

3. Prepositions of Direction show direction of movement to somewhere (into, onto, to, etc).
Example:

        •  A fly got into his tea while he was drinking it.
        •  The teacher has gone to the office.
        •  The strong wind blew the wig off his head.

Summary

There are three main types of prepositions:

1. Prepositions of Time indicate the period of time that something happens (during, from, since, throughout, until, etc).
Example:

        •  He slept during the lecture.
        •  The table is near the window.

        •  He rode on a horse.
        •  Is the doctor in the room.

2. Prepositions of Place tell us the position of something in relation to another (behind, beside, between, in front, near, etc).

Example:
        •  Behind his farmhouse is a huge building.
        •  I sat beside her.
        •  Someone parked a bike in front of his house.
        •  I was waiting outside the clinic

3. Prepositions of Direction show direction of movement to somewhere (into, onto, to, etc).
Example:

        •  A fly got into his tea while he was drinking it.
        •  The teacher has gone to the office.
        •  The strong wind blew the wig off his head.
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