Friday, October 26, 2012

Prepositions

介词

A preposition is placed before a noun or pronoun. It shows the relationship between the noun and/or pronoun in the same sentence.
介词置于名词或代词前。它显示同一个句子里名词和/或代词的关系。

A preposition or position shows the location of a person, place or an object (e.g.  behind, between, next to, opposite, in the middle of, in front of).
表示位置的介词显示同一个人、地方或东西的位置。

e.g.
There is a large fountain in the middle of the park.
The letter is in the mailbox.
There's a snake behind the cupboard!

A preposition of direction shows which direction the subject in coming from or going to (e.g.  across, into, over, down, through, towards).
表示方向的介词显示主语来或去的方向。

e.g.
The dog ran across the field.
The cat entered through that hole.
He walks carefully along the street.

A preposition of time shows when an action was done or will be done (e.g.  after, before, during, since, by, at, on, in).
表示时间的介词显示同一个动作完成或将要完成的时间。

We use:

** 'at' for a precise time;
     “at” 来指确定的时间;

      e.g.    The class ended at 2 o'clock.

**  'on' for days and dates;
     “on” 来指星期几和日期;
      
      e.g.    The meeting is on Friday.

**  'in' for months, years, centuries and long periods.
      “in” 来指月份、年份、世纪和某个较长的时段。
   
   e.g.    
     Our country gained its independence in 1957.


Prepositions


Preposition movies




Exercise 11
Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions.


between
beside
from
through
in
to
out
after



1. The boy ran _____ of the house.

2.  I will see you _____ an hour.

3.  These presents are _____ my aunt.

4.  The birds are flying _____ the tree.

5.  My house is _____ the post office.

6.  I went to Liana's house _____ finishing my homework.


2 comments:

Low Seow Eng said...

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Ng Fong Shien said...

Thank you :-)

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