A preposition is used to link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. A preposition is used to indicate the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. Here are some examples of the prepositions “on” and “over”:
Used to indicate a specific time:
I will be there at 12 p.m.
He reported for duty at 1300.
My father will be here exactly at 3:30 p.m.
Used to indicate a place:
We will meet at my house.
There will hundreds of people at the outdoor concert.
We went to a baseball game at the stadium.
She is studying at Virginia State University.
The doctor works at the hospital.
Used to indicate a destination:
The children arrived at school.
The waiter was at our table to take our order.
I left the rental car at the dealership.
Used to indicate a direction:
The dog jumped at the intruder.
The policeman leaped at the criminal.
The pitcher threw the baseball at third base.
Used for unspecific times during a day, or a month, or a season, or a year:
He always drinks a cup of coffee in the morning.
We are going to married in July.
In the summer, we have the least amount of rain.
We went swimming in the ocean last year.
Used to indicate, or point out, a location or place:
The man looked in wallet and pulled out some money.
While visiting the ocean, we stayed in a rental cottage.
I live in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Used to indicate a shape, color, or size:
The painting is in the style of Rembrandt.
The soldiers stood in formation.
My dog is very small in size.
Used to tell us the noun is completely, or partially in an enclosed space (surround or closed off on all sides):
The cat is hiding in the box.
The table is in the center of the room.
I live in the city.
Used to indicate the direction of something by adding “to”:
IN + To = into: signifies movement toward the interior of a volume.
The frog jumped into the water.
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