Preposition tells you about the position of person or thing occupied in relation to the other.
It is pre (before) because it is put before the noun or noun equivalent which is its object.
The lion sprang upon the cow.
Upon in the above sentence is the preposition. It shows the relation of the lion to the cow.
Note : Generally, a preposition is used before a noun or pronoun, but there are some circumstances in which this does not happen, either because the complement has to take first position in the clause, or because it is absent.
What were you looking at?
What are you looking for?
This is the book that we were looking for?
The old house which I was telling you about is empty.
What I am convinced of is that the world's population will grow to an unforeseen extent.
What a mess he's got into!
She was sought after by all the leading impresarios of the day.
He is impossible to work with.
After, about, above, across, against, around, before, behind, below, beneath, between, beyond, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, over, since, through, till, towards, under, underneath, up, upon, with, within, without, out, beside, down, besides.
USE OF SOME IMPORTANT PREPOSITIONS
Among, Between; Among, In; Beside, Besides; In, Within (in relation to time); On, Upon; By, With; After, In ( in relation to time); For. From, Since; Over, Above; At, Towards; At, In, On; Below, Beneath; In, Into, To; Till , By, Of, Off; Across, Along, Through; About, On
In this quiz, we will cover Among, Between; Among, In; Beside, Besides; In, Within (in relation to time); On, Upon
Among is used for more than two persons or things, between is used only for two.
Among is used before collective plural nouns, in is used before collective singular nouns.
Beside means by the side of, besides means in addition to.
In, Within ( in relation to time)
In means at the expiry of a period of time in future; within means before the expiry of a period of time in any tense.
On is used for things at rest, upon is used for things in motion or things about to happen.
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