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Prepositions

This resource was written by Tony Cimasko.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on February 26, 2009 .

Summary:
This resource provides guidelines and a practice activity for using prepositions in your writing.

Prepositions are words or short phrases that identify the spatial (in space), directional (the direction in which something is moving), or temporal (in time) relationship of one or more people or things to other people or things. Prepositions communicate abstract relationships as well as concrete ones. While all languages have prepositions, English has a particularly large number of them, with important differences of nuance between similar prepositions. This handout will give an overview of prepositions, along with a practice activity.

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