Some prepositions help describe relationships between objects and their locations in space. David explains how!
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- How do i find the object of the preposition?(4 votes)
- The object of the preposition will usually be a noun or noun phrase somewhere near the preposition in question. Example: "The gerbil was under water." ('water' is the object of the preposition 'under').
"His worthiness is beneath our consideration." ('our consideration' is a noun phrase acting as the object of the preposition 'beneath').(2 votes)
- Was this video made before or after Halloween?? I think it would make the most sense for David to be thinking of spooky things.(3 votes)
- This video was uploaded to Youtube on May 16, 2016, which is pretty far away from Halloween. Who knows, maybe David just felt in a spooky mood.(3 votes)
- Lol Priyanshu, I'm watching these vids to pass by time so I don't have to do work BUT energy points are a bonus. Lol(4 votes)
- A preposition shows the relationship that exists between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence(3 votes)
- Could you, please differentiate between "in" and "at" prepositions?(5 votes)
- Is there any difference between to and towards?(2 votes)
- To indicates the possibility of arrival, or even the accomplishment of arrival.
Towards indicates only the direction of travel.(2 votes)
- Is under the bus a space preposition(2 votes)
- "under" is a space preposition.
"under the bus" is a prepositional phrase that functions as a space preposition.(2 votes)
- but how do you find it its hard bruh(2 votes)
- I'm an old guy (70), but I still remember what a kid in my grade 5 class said about prepositions 60 years ago. This was about prepositions of space (not prepositions of time). He said that a preposition was the word that told you where a mouse was on a hill. So, "under" the hill, "beside" the hill, "in" the hill, "on" the hill, all of these were prepositions. I know this is not a perfect rule, but it has helped me for six decades, and I hope it helps you.(2 votes)
- Is mozambique a real place?(2 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello grammarians! So we had said previously that prepositions express relationships between two ideas. And we can do that either in time or in space or in other ways. But today I wanna talk about prepositions in space. Because this is, again, one of the things that prepositions do, is they can set up relationships between objects and their locations. So I could say, the triangle is over the square, or on top of the square. I could say, the circle is inside the square. Over, inside. What I would like to do is review some of the major ones, and talk about what their uses are. So when we use the word at in a sentence, and here I'm talking about, something we should note, is that some of these prepositions can be used in multiple ways. So at has a space connotation, but it also can have a time connotation. But I don't want you to really worry about that right now, I think it makes the most sense to just think of their uses as separate, and just think of them separately. So when we talk about at, at means a point. It's talking about a point. So we could say something like, we stood at the entrance to a cave. But you can also have this connotation of direction. As in, the creature launched itself at Amina. The word by when we're talking about space means near. As in, the house by the old mill is totally haunted. Man all these sentences are like really spooky, ooooh, I don't know what I was thinking. The preposition from has this connotation of coming from somewhere else to here. As in, we came from Mars. In denotes an enclosed area, so you could say something like there's a bunny in the box. Off denotes away from, she hopped off the rock. On, which usually notes being on a surface, as opposed to in which is an enclosed area like I said. So we could say, there's a goblin on the front steps. The goblin is on the steps. The bunny is in the box. Do you see the difference? Out is another direction word. Away from something. And off and on and in and out mean the opposite of each other. So away from, out means away from an enclosed area, and off means away from a surface. So if you can imagine, there's someone who's on the rock, and then they hop off the rock. There's a goblin on the front steps, the goblin leaves the front steps he's off the front steps. There's a bunny in the box, if the bunny leaves the box it will go out of the box. And there's plenty of other prepositions but let's talk about to, which when you're talking about to in the physical sense it has this connotation of direction. So you could say, I'm going to Mozambique. These are some of but certainly not all of the spacial prepositions of English. Now we're lucky because prepositions are a closed group in English, a closed group. We don't add many of them to the language the way that we add nouns and adverbs and verbs and adjectives. There are a lot of them and you have to memorize all of them and their various obnoxious nuances, but there isn't a limitless number of prepositions. There's maybe 100 plus, and of those maybe 50 are quite useful, and of those, maybe 20 to 25 are super useful. And it's the super useful, most common ones that are in the exercises, so give those a go, you can learn anything. David out.