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  ENGLISH GRAMMAR  
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Vowels & Consonants
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Noun
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Interjection
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Direct & Indirect Speech
Vocabulary
PREPOSITION
Kinds of Preposition Preposition of Time Preposition of Position Preposition of Direction
PREPOSITIONS OF POSITION
  Prepositions of Position (at/in, between/among, above/over, under/below/beneath/underneath)
AT/IN
  'At' refers to an act/point.
 
Examples
I will meet you at the airport.
Smith stood at the end of the lane.
'In' refers to a big area.
I live in New York.
Keep important documents in your pocket/bag.
BETWEEN/AMONG (AMONGST)
 
'Between' is used to differentiate - two persons / things or show the positions / distance.
 
Examples
The estate is divided between Sita & Geeta.
The distance between Baroda and Ahmedabad is about 120 kms.
My villa is between the woods, the river and the village.
'Among' is used for two or more persons / things.
The sweets wear distributed among the children of class.
Let’s discuss the issues among the departments.
The letter is somewhere among these papers.
'Amongst' is also used for more than two persons / things but always used before a vowel.
We shared the profit amongst us.
Tarun stood amongst the big trees of the dark forest.
ABOVE/OVER
 
'Above' is used for higher than.
 
Examples
The fan is above my head.
He got above 60% marks.
'Over' is used to indicate vertically above.
We get water from over head tank.
The bottle is in the cabinet over the sink.
UNDER / BELOW / BENEATH / UNDERNEATH
 
'Under' is used for vertically below.
 
Examples
We had lunch under the tree.
The letter is under your blue book.
'Below' is used for lower than.
The production figures are below average.
He got below 50% marks.
'Beneath' can be used in the same ways as under and below, but is a more literary or formal word.
The Child soiled the bed sheet beneath.
we live beneath the same roof.
'Underneath' shows the lower position.
The key is kept underneath the carpet.
She was wearing a jacket with a T-shirt underneath.
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Kinds of Preposition Preposition of Time Preposition of Position Preposition of Direction