|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
|in||car - 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.
Lenths of time
|She arrived in February|
I was born in 1978.
I'll be home in three days.
|on||Days of the week|
|The party is on Thursday.|
He left on the weekend.
|at||Times of day|| I'll call you at 6.30. |
Prepositions of Communications
|on|| The telephone|
|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.