A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences
together and shows the relation between them. "My
hand is on the table" shows relation between
hand and table.
Prepositions are so called because they are
generally placed before the words whose connection
or relation with other words they point out.
Examples of common English
Prepositions: above, after, behind, during, from,
toward and until
List of Common
following words are a list of prepositions which are commonly
used in the English language:
sentence with a preposition
it's still considered improper in some
circumstances to end a sentence with a preposition. This 'rule'
was based on trying to conform English grammar structure with
the rules of Latin grammar. However, these Latin rules cannot be
correctly applied to the English language - it would sound
unnatural. An example of this is in the following sentence:
are you from?" would change to "From where are you?" if this
'rule' was applied. It is also easy to mistake a preposition for
what is actually a part of a verb. Examples of this can be found
in the verbs 'to put up' and 'to put up with'. Each of these
examples of verbs have completely different meanings and the
words that look like prepositions (up and with) are actually a
part of each of the verbs. Regardless of this old 'rule' ending
a sentence with a preposition is OK!