Define preposition? Explain its rules? Mention different kinds of prepositions along with examples.

A preposition is a word used with a noun or a pronoun to show how the person or thing denoted by the noun or pronoun stands in relation to some thing else and it is used to connect the words with regard to their meaning as:

  • There is a mistake in the poem
  • She is fond of her brother
  • The beauty lines in the choice and use of words


  • A preposition should be placed as near its governing word as possible.
  • Ex: he gave his friend sister Ritu, in marriage 
  • In the above sentence the word ‘’in’’ is governing word
  • A preposition should not be placed at the end of a sentence
  • The same preposition should not be used with two words unless it is appropriate to each of them.


Prepositions are three types. They are:

  • Simple prepositions refers to words like at, by, in, of, on, from, to, with, into
  • Compound preposition refers to words like about, across, among, along, before
  • Phrase preposition refers to words like according to, because of, by means of, along with etc.

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