#36 - Prepositions - Of, To, For - English Grammar

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Prepositions - Of, To, For

Prepositions are words that link a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence. Prepositions can be tricky for English learners. There is no definite rule or formula for choosing a preposition.

Preposition - Of

Example SentencesHow to use the preposition
  • The highlight of the show is at the end.
  • The first page of the book is missing.
Used for belonging to, relating to, or connected with
  • This is a picture of my family.
  • I got married in the spring of 2000.
Used to indicate reference
  • I drank three cups of milk.
  • I got 8 hours of sleep last night.
Used to indicate an amount or number

Preposition -To

Example SentencesHow to use the preposition
  • She was sent to the principal's office.
  • I emailed the document to my boss.
  • She was sent to the principal's office.
Used to indicate the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward, or the direction of something
  • Gas prices rose up to $5.
  • The snow was piled up to the roof.
Used to indicate a limit or an ending point
  • The answers to the test are on the next page.
  • My answer to your question is in this envelope.
Used to indicate relationship
  • I work nine to six, Monday to Friday.
  • It is now 10 to five or 4:50.
Used to indicate a time or a period

Preposition - For

Example SentencesHow to use the preposition
  • These gifts are for your children.
  • This room is for conferences and meetings.
Used to indicate the use of something
  • I am so happy for you.
  • He is retiring for medical reasons.
Used to mean because of
  • I've lived in this house for 12 years.
  • I have enough food for a week.
Used to indicate time or duration

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