Elements of Speech - Prepositions and Conjunctions

What are prepositions?

They are words used to attach a noun or a pronoun to the element which precedes it. The link must be there to subordinate one part of a sentence to the other.

Prepositions give information abut where something or someone is in relation to somebody or something else within time or space, for example: 'in front of', 'after', 'before', 'with', 'to', 'for', 'thanks to'

What are conjunctions?

They are words used to join other words, phrases and clauses to each other. Like adverbs they are invariable.

Here again it can be tricky to make the difference between the elements of the phrases which may seem to be similar.

This is the case when the prepositions or the conjunctions are not followed by a complement - then they become adverbs. For example:

Preposition

Conjunction

Adverb

Things to remember:

 

What is a Verb?

What is a Noun?

What is a Determiner?

Determiners - Article

Determiners - Adjectives

Adverb

Pronouns

Prepositions and conjunctions

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