Prepositions show the relationship between:
- and words,
They illustrate four primary relationships:
- or time.
There are literally hundreds of prepositions. When writing, it's a good idea to have a list.
Even though knowing individual prepositions is important, prepositional phrases are used far more frequently.
- I found the hammer behind the toolbox. Behind because it shows location.
- The players stayed on the field in spite of the weather. On shows us again their position, in spite of (a three word preposition)
|according to||below||following||on account of||to||within|
|amid||but (meaning except)||in spite of||outside||unlike|
|among||by||instead of into||over||until|