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Use of Prepositions

 

OF:

It determines a link between a part of something to its whole. It is the most frequent used preposition in English.

Example:

She is a girl of 18.

Some parts of her body were swelled up.

Most of the people are gone.

The plays of Shakespeare are worth reading.

 

ABOUT:

It is used to refer something that is on the subject or concerning something or someone. It is a simple way of saying approximately.

Example:

I was about to hit a truck.

She cares too much about him.

I have about 30 chocolates in my bag.

This blog is all about computers.

 

FOR:

It means that with the object or purpose of something. It highlights a suiting of purpose for something or someone.

Example:

I will change for you

I have something beneficial for you

Apple is good for health

I kept an extra spoon for you.

 

WITH:

It means that it is accompanied by something or someone.

Example:

I came with Alex

I brought an extra can with me

He is fighting with his cousins

Candy is free with the chocolate.

 

BY:

By refers to as something is linked to something or someone. This specific preposition is mostly used in a passive form.

Example:

Do you travel by plane?

It was done by me

I wrote this by myself.

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