Class 7 English Grammar Chapter 14 The Preposition. A Preposition is a word that is placed before a Noun or Pronoun to show its relation to some other word (noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb) in a sentence. Common preposition words are till, by, after, behind, with, to, into, upon, beside, besides, between, among, over, above, under, below, since, at, on, in, from, etc.
The beauty of the English language lies in its intricate details, and one such detail is the preposition. As explored in Chapter 14 of Class 7 English Grammar, a preposition serves as a bridge, connecting nouns or pronouns to other elements within a sentence. By doing so, it crafts a clearer picture of the relationship between words. Commonly used prepositions like “in”, “on”, “under”, and “between” play a pivotal role in lending depth and direction to our expressions, making them indispensable tools in our linguistic arsenal.
|Class: 7||English Grammar|
|Chapter: 14||The Preposition|
|Content:||Revision Notes and Textbook|
Use of Prepositions “For”
|Price||I got a cow for six goats.|
|Purpose||We go to school for education.|
|Suitability||Walking is good for health.|
|Preparation||She is getting ready for office.|
|Cause||Hema is praised for her beauty.|
|Distance||The forest stretched for miles.|
Consider phrases like “behind the door” or “among the trees”; here, prepositions “behind” and “among” provide spatial context. It’s fascinating how such small words can bring about significant clarity in statements. Hence, mastering the use of prepositions is a stepping stone towards achieving nuanced communication, a skill emphasized throughout the educational journey of a student.
Use of “for” as Definite length of time
For four days/months/years/a long time/several days/so many days/a short time/a little while/how long etc. I have lived in this house for two years. For how long had he been absent from duty?
Use of Prepositions “By”
|Means||Mr. Chauhan makes his living by teaching.|
|Time||The enemy attacked by night.|
|Swearing||I swear by God.|
|Manner||I caught him by the ear.|
|Amount||They sell rice by the quintal.|
Use of Prepositions “From”
|Reason||She is suffering from fever.|
|Place||The child fell from the roof.|
|Point||No one knows where he came from.|
|Separation||He is safe from danger.|
|Source||Tea comes from Assam.|
Use of Prepositions “on”
To indicate specific day and date; part of certain days and dates – on Christmas evening, on Sunday morning / evening / on the morning of the 15th, on the night of June 22, 2020.
|Open space||He works on a rubber plantation/platform/a farm/an estate.|
|Things at rest||The book is on the table.|
|Means of travelling||He travelled on horseback/foot/a cycle/a camel.|
|Support||Climbers grow on trees.|
|Concern||I have written a book on translation.|