Some English prepositions are even used in mathematics.
For instance, to 'divide by,' the preposition 'by' is being used in a mathematical
sense -- having a similar meaning to 'with.'
The list below contains samples plus there is an exercise that follows.
If you are just reaching this site, look around as I'm sure you'll find everything
you want (or need) to know about English prepositions.
The execrises you'll find on nearly every page have been designed for you to learn
English prepositions in a fun and easy way.
That said, you should know that learning this particular grammar item is one of the most -- if
not THE most -- important item at the advanced level
of the English language.
English prepositions are often the item that can make or break an English exam
candidate in the spoken and written portion of their tests.
BESIDES = as well as; in addition to
I've got three daughters, besides my son.
DIVIDED BY = used only in mathematics
Fifteen divided by three is five.
IN ADDITION TO = as well as, besides, additionally
In addition to a raise, the workers want to work less hours.
A. without B. mathematics - subtraction only
A. He returned home minus the twenty dollars he had been given for a haircut and
without having gotten his hair cut!
B. Ten minus eight equals two.
A. as well as B. mathematics - addition
A. The whole family came with him, plus his two cats.
B. Three plus three equals six.
Three times five equals fifteen.
TOGETHER WITH = working in co-operation with something
Her brains, together with her beauty, make for the ideal candidate.
English Prepositions exercise
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