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  ENGLISH GRAMMAR  
Alphabet
Vowels & Consonants
Word Building
Sentences
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Cardinal-Ordinal Numbers
Noun
Pronoun
Verb
Adverb
Adjective
Preposition
Conjunction
Interjection
Tenses
Opposites
Active & Passive Voice
Direct & Indirect Speech
Vocabulary
PREPOSITION
Kinds of Preposition Preposition of Time Preposition of Position Preposition of Direction
PREPOSITIONS OF DIRECTION
  Prepositions of Direction (to, towards, into, at, for, of, from, against, along, across, before, behind, beside, after etc.)
TO
  'To' is used to indicate movement from one place to another.
 
Examples
I go to gym everyday.
I'm going to school.
TOWARDS
  'Towards' shows the direction.
 
Examples
Birds fly back towards their nests by evening.
The flowers turn toward(s) the sun.
INTO
  'Into' shows entrance in other enclosure/ medium/ area.
 
Examples
He left the job and went into business.
He jumped into the well.
He went into the room/compartment/bogie.
AT
  'At' indicates aim/target.
 
Examples
He is aiming at IIM/ USA etc.
The conference will be at the Taj Hotel.
FOR
  'For' denotes direction.
 
Examples
I will leave for Bombay tomorrow.
We will leave for Singapore tonight.
OFF
  'Off' denotes separation.
 
Examples
He was thrown out off the job/car/train.
The examination was called off due to heavy rain.
FROM
  'From' shows point & departure / starting point.
 
Examples
We feel sad when loved ones separate from us.
She came form Bombay / UK / USA / Canada.
AGAINST
  'Against' indicates pressure / opposition/ resistance.
 
Examples
It is difficult to swim against the tide.
The opposition is against their plans to build a new building.
Along
  'Along' shows getting well with / among.
 
Examples
I am happy along my friends.
There is no stop sign along the two-lane road.
ACROSS
  'Across' means from one side to another.
 
Examples
She came across the road.
My house is across the street.
BEFORE
  'Before' indicates face to face / facing to and sequence.
 
Examples
I was before the judge.
I came before you arrived.
BEHIND
  'Behind' shows at the back of someone / something.
 
Examples
I was standing behind my mother.
The school is behind the temple.
BESIDE
  'Beside' indicates by the side of.
 
Examples
The garden is beside the school.
Come and sit beside me.
AFTER
  'After' shows sequence of.
 
Examples
Karnavati express leaves after Rajdhani express.
The cat ran after the dog.
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Kinds of Preposition Preposition of Time Preposition of Position Preposition of Direction