Prepositions—little words that locate things in time or space—can be really tricky, especially when we try to explain the slightly different shades of meaning that different prepositions suggest. Common prepositions include "on," in," "to," "at, "and "by," but they're also present in phrases such as “after the break,” or “between two ferns.” Understanding and identifying how prepositions and prepositional phrases function can help a writer craft more effective sentences.

Explanations and examples of different types of prepositions

How prepositional phrases can help you find the subject of the sentence

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