4 Preposition Rules to abide by

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4 Preposition Rules to abide by

Prepositions are a small component of English Grammar, but they are very important in the English language. The top 25 words in English are the prepositions, namely, words like from, in, to, of, with, at, by.

Thoroughly understanding the concept of prepositions helps you to achieve fluency in the English language. We all know how important it is to be well versed with the language in today’s time.


  1. A Preposition should always include an object

This is one of the first preposition rules and it says that we must inculcate an object and if there is no object, then we will call it as an adverb. A preposition will consist of an object, but on the other hand, an adverb will not.

Let us understand with some examples,

  1. They are in the living room. (The preposition ‘in’ has an object ‘the living room’)
  2. I will eat after class.

    2.  Pronoun following a preposition must be in object form

We get a ‘Prepositional Object’ a preposition is followed by a noun or a pronoun. In case if it is a pronoun, it will be in the objective form.

Objective form include words like ‘them, her, me you’

Subjective form include words like ‘’she, they, I)

For example:

  1. This surprise is from my sister and me.
  2. That will be between me and him.
  3. I gave it to Kevin.

  3. Pre position=place before

The word Pre-position tells us that usually, a preposition comes before an object.

For example,

  1. We put the body in the coffin.

 4. Preposition Forms

As said before, there is no certain form of a preposition as they are just one worded. However ,there are some prepositions that can be two-worded or three-worded too, they are known as complex prepositions.

  • One word preposition includes words like before, into, on.
  • Complex prepositions include words like according to, in spite of, but for, on account of)