Proper use of Preposition
- A preposition is followed by a noun or a pronoun.
Example: We go jogging every day after work. (Preposition)
(The preposition is after and is followed by the noun work.)
- An adverb comes after a verb and is not followed by an object.
We got here not so long ago and she arrived after. (Adverb)
(After is an adverb that comes after the verb arrived.)
- A conjunction has a clause that comes after it.
We arrived after he had left. (Conjunction)
(The clause he had left comes after the conjunction after.)
Prepositions + other part
We can use a preposition immediately after a noun, an adjective, or a verb in a sentence.
- The hostages didn’t give up hope of being released alive.
- The people are unlikely to forget your kindness to them.
- None of his relatives and friends believed him guilty of this terrible crime.
- Not being confident about their future, they decided to emigrate.
- The audience laughed at her funny jokes.
- She doesn’t seem to worry about anything in life
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