Prepositions of time
In our previous post we mentioned about Preposition of time– on,in,at.
Advanced learners find prepositions difficult to remember and the translation is not possible sometimes. Why? Because prepositions in your native language might have several meanings depending on the situation. Now to learn preposition in English, learners need to practice by reading a lot in English and actually, learn them by heart.
Although most prepositions are single words, there are also group words that operate like single prepositions and we will talk about these in another post. Remember that many of these prepositions have more than one meaning.
So, today check the table below for extra prepositions that are used in English most frequently:
|SINCE||PAST TILL NOW(FROM A CERTAIN TIME)||SINCE 2004|
|FOR||PAST TILL NOW (OVER A CERTAIN TIME)||FOR 8 YEARS|
|AGO||TIME IN THE PAST||10 YEARS AGO|
|BEFORE||EARLIER THAN A CERTAIN TIME||BEFORE 2O12|
|TO||TELLING THE TIME||5 TO 20|
|PAST||TELLING THE TIME||6 PAST 10|
|TO/TILL||BEGINNING AND END OF TIME||FROM MONDAY TILL/TO SATURDAY|
|TILL/UNTIL||HOW LONG IT WILL LAST||HE WILL BE THERE UNTIL SEPTEMBER|
|BY||UP TO A CERTAIN TIME||I WILL COME HOME BY 10 O’CLOCK|
BY 5PM I HAD READ 2 BOOKS
For example, which sentence invites you to drink coffee?
1.Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee?
2.Would you like to join us for a cup of coffee?
Please submit your answer.