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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
1.37 More About Prepositions

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.

In each of the above sentences, a preposition locates the noun book in space or in time.

Prepositions of Transportation

PrepositionNouns Examples
incar - truck I went to Chicago in my car.
on bus, train, ship, plane, bicycle I went downtown on the bus.
We traveled to Toronto on the train.

Prepositions of Days, Months, Years, etc.

PrepositionNouns Examples
in Months
Years
Lenths of time
She arrived in February
I was born in 1978.
I'll be home in three days.
onDays of the week
Weekend
The party is on Thursday.
He left on the weekend.
atTimes of day I'll call you at 6.30.

Prepositions of Communications

PrepositionNouns Examples
on The telephone
TV/television
The radio
I spoke to him on the telephone yesterday.
I heard the news on the radio.


Directions: Write example sentences containing prepositions of transportation, prepositions of communication, and prepositions of time. Complete the following sentences using the correct prepositions.

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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
1.37 More About Prepositions

Q 1: Mat rides the bus ___ school every day.
in
at
to

Q 2: It's been snowing ________ Christmas morning.
until
for
since

Q 3: Phil usually travels to New York _______ train.
at
by
with

Q 4: Alison stayed up ______ two in the morning.
since
for
until

Q 5: My parents have been married _____ twenty-five years.
until
since
for

Q 6: I was visiting my best friend _____ the hospital.
in
of
at

Q 7: You frequently see this kind of violence ____ television.
with
on
in

Q 8: What are the main ingredients ______ this lasagna?
about
to
of

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