A Few Prepositions
Of is used
for belonging to, relating to, or connected with or to indicate reference:
- I dream of going to the Maldives.
- It’s the year of the Dragon.
- This is a picture of my children.
to indicate an amount or number:
- I drank three cups of ice tea today.
- She got a score of 90 on the test.
To is used
to express movement or direction:
- I am walking to school.
- The report was emailed to the CEO yesterday.
- We all went to the movie theater.
- I want the information today. Can you please send it to me.
to indicate a limit:
- The boxes were piled up to the ceiling.
- The price increased to 100 dollars.
to indicate relationship:
- This necklace is very important to me.
- My answer to your question is simple.
to indicate a time or a period:
- I work from nine to five, Monday to Friday.
- It is twenty to nine in the morning. (8:40 A.M.)
For is used
to indicate the the purpose of something:
- This convention centre is for exhibitions and conferences.
- They took me to Bali for my birthday.
- He shut the door for privacy.
- The students have been studying hard for the final exam.
to express time or duration:
- She’s been working as a lawyer for many years.
- My son attended university for one year.
- That’s all for today. Thank you for your participation.
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