Prepositions of time show the relationship of time between the nouns to the other parts of a sentences. The most common prepositions of time are on, at, in, from, to, for, since, ago, before, till/until, by, etc.
She started working at 9 AM.
The P. T. A. called meeting on 25 July.
There is a public holiday in May.
She has been ill since Sunday.
PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE AND DIRECTION
Prepositions of place show the relationship of place between the nouns to the other parts of a sentences. The most common prepositions of place and direction are on, at, in, by, from, to, towards, up, down, across, between, among, through, in front of, behind, above, over, under, below, etc.
She is at home.
He came from Lagos.
The pupils broke into the school.
I live across the across.
PREPOSITIONS OF AGENTS OR THINGS
Prepositions of agents or things indicate a casual relationship between nouns and other parts of the sentence. The most common prepositions of agents or things are of, for, by, with, about, etc.
This article is about pupils.
Most of the pupils have already left.
I will always be here for you.
He is playing with his sister.
A phrasal preposition is a combination of two or more words which functions as a preposition. The most common phrasal prepositions along with, apart from, because of, by means of, according to, in front of, contrary to, in spite of, on account of, in reference to, in addition to, in regard to, instead of, on top of, out of, with regard to, etc.
They along with their children went to Lagos.
According to the new rules, you are not right.
In spite of being a good player, she was not selected.
I’m going out of the city.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
Guides pupils to identify prepositions;
Pupil’s Activities – Identify prepositions.
Guides pupils to use prepositions in sentences;
Pupil’s Activities – Use prepositions in making sentences.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – Adverbs
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