Prepositions


Prepositions adalah kata depan yang biasanya mengawali kata benda (nouns) atau kata ganti (pronouns). Prepositions berfungsi menunjukkan hubungan kata dengan sesuatu hal lain, terutama tempat dan waktu.

1. At, on, in (waktu)
a. At (diikuti oleh keterangan waktu)
    at night, at the week end, at the same time, at the age of…
    Contoh: Cilla usually goes to school at 6 o’clock.

b. On (diikuti oleh hari &tgl)
    on Friday, on 28 July, on Sunday morning
    Contoh: I was born on 28 July.

c. In (diikuti oleh jangka waktu yang lebih lama)
    in March, in 1986, in summer
    Contoh: I was born in 1986.



2. At, on, in (tempat)
    in a room, in a garden, on the floor, on the wall, at the door, at the top.
    Contoh: The children are playing in a garden

3. During, for, while (selama)
    during the rain, for six years, while we are waiting.
    Contoh: She has lived there for six years.

4. By, with (dengan)
    by car, with me
    Contoh: Yudi can go with me.

5. Beside (di samping), besides (tambahan)
    beside the tree, besides bread
    Contoh:
    Rio stands beside the tree.
    We can eat bread besides rice.

6. Between (di antara dua), among (di antara banyak)
    between two buildings, among people
    Contoh:
    The yard is located between two buildings.
    We should move to among people there.

Contoh:

Hello, my name is Vicky.
I live with my cousins Dony and Bryan, at 60 Hyde Park Street.
It is near Lakeland Street

Where does Vicky lives?
a. Near Hyde Park Street
b. On Lakeland Street
c. On Hyde Park Street
d. Next to Lakeland Park Street

Jawab: (c)
Dari text di atas, bisa dilihat bahwa Vicky tinggal bersama sepupunya di 60 Hyde Park Street. I
live with my cousins Dony and Bryan, at 60 Hyde Park Street.

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