Prepositions join words together. They connect a noun or pronoun with an adjective or verb. Difficulty with prepositions stems from trying to figure out which one you should use.
Below is a table of some of the most frequently used prepositions and examples of how/when to use them.
|Preposition||When to use it:||Example|
|to||with verbs of movement||James drove to work.|
|in||with cities, states, countries, months, and years||Amy lives in Boston.
I will see you in November.
|on||with surfaces and days of the week||I hung my framed degree on the wall.
Let’s get together on Friday.
|at||with verbs that do not express movement with times of day||I met him at the coffee shop.
Her video conference began at 2:00pm.
|when expressing movement from one location to another||Ruth transferred the document onto the flash drive.
Henry walked into the office.
Shelby pulled the folder out of her bag.