Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Preposition"

The meaning of "Preposition" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I know after prepositions we must use gerunds.Like"confess to"
*Jim confessed to making a mess in the offixe kitchen.
* I have to confess to having a secret admiration for his opponent"
But why this one: *police are hoping she'll confess to avoid a trial* mean?
A: "Confess to" something would require a gerund, but you can also say "she'll confess" without a stated object. In the second sentence, "to avoid a trial" is a separate clause showing why she might confess. "To avoid" is the infinitive form, not the object of confess. It could be rephrased as "Police are hoping she'll confess [to an unstated offense], (in order) to avoid a trial."
Q: What does I expect he's very depressed... losing his job.
what preposition have we use after depressed? mean?
A: thank you)
Q: What does preposition mean?
A: A word before a noun to show its relation to another word.

Example prepositions include: on, at, to, between, in, above
Q: What does Explain to me when using prepositions: on, of, to, by, at. pls mean?
A: On, At (talk about location)
The book is ON the table
I meet him AT school

The representative OF xxx company

The chocolate is produced BY this brand
Q: What does which is correct? prepositions make me insane 😰
1. I will come back home AT ABOUT 7pm
2. I will come back home ABOUT AT 7pm mean?
A: 1. I will come back home at about 7pm

Example sentences using "Preposition"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Some prepositions(in, at, on, to... and so on).
A: 1.) I have to be there in five minutes!
2.) I have to be there at 5:00 PM.
3.) I will buy some food on my way to work.
4.) Did you turn in your assignment?
5.) See you at school!
6.) Put the book back on the shelf
7.) I’m going to the concert tonight.
8.) He is at work.
9.) I want to travel to Japan.
10.) My friend lives in Chiba Prefecture.

Hope those help!
Q: Please show me example sentences with The prepositions FOR and TO..
A: This gift is for you.
Q: Please show me example sentences with the preposition "in" (in red color) used in the sentence written below.
A: The scientist's discovery in genetics earned him a Nobel prize.
He has a great reputation in international finance.
She is a leader in the field of micro-technology.
Q: Please show me example sentences with preposition .
A: A preposition is a word that expresses a relationship to a noun.

ON the table
UNDER the chair
BEHIND the car
Q: Please show me example sentences with save (as a preposition).
A: "We had no hope save one". Basically, it means: other than, but, except

Synonyms of "Preposition" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between preposition to and preposition with ?
A: Unfortunately in many cases you have to learn which verbs go with which prepositions, you cannot just translate directly.

To us "casarse con" and "soñar con" make NO sense.

"She got married WITH Tom" sounds like she got married to someone else, and at the same time, her friend Tom got married to someone else.

"She dreamt with Tom" sounds like she was sleeping with Tom, we say dream ABOUT.

Likewise I believe you say "asisto a la universidad" which in English would be "Attend the university", we don't understand why you need 'A' in this phrase.
Q: What is the difference between prepositions "in" and "into" ?
A: Ciao!
The basic rule of thumb is that
“In” indicates a position (she put her phone in her pocket)
“Into” indicates movement, action (she put her phone into her purse)
Example: where is Jane? She is in the garden.
Where is Jane? She’s gone into the garden
Of course, with some verbs you can use both. 😅😅
Q: What is the difference between the preposition in and the preposition at ?
A: In the house = adentro de la casa
At the house = adentro o afuera (no importa si está adentro o afuera. Lo que importa es el lugar)

Puedes decir "I am at the benches in the park" pero no puedes decir "I am in the benches at the park."

Para usar "at," el lugar tiene que ser específico. No piedes decir "I am at the US" pero sí puedes decir "I am in the US."
Q: What is the difference between at, in & at and (prepositions) ?
A: I am at the bus station. (at the location)

I am in the bus station. (inside the building)

I am by the bus station. (near the location)
Q: What is the difference between You need to use no preposition and You don't need to use preposition ?
A: There is a difference. The first sentence is grammatically wrong.

Also, "preposition" should be plural since you are referring to it in a general sense. (i.e. "You don't need to use prepositions.")

If you are referring to a specific preposition, then perhaps you could phrase it as: "You don't need to use a preposition here / in this sentence."

Translations of "Preposition"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Would you please teach me what is the correct preposition to be used with "pend"
the agreement is pending with you for signing.
the request is pending with me for approval
are the above examples correct? (pend with someone for something)T hank you.
A: Pend, is only a root word, not an actual word
Eg/ impend, pendlum, pending, depend

For pending, you would say “it is pending”

Your examples are correct.

to pend
is pending
a pendlum
to impend
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What preposition is used with specific program or application? on? in?
A: depends on what you want to say
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I work in a hospital.
I work at a hospital.
which preposition should we use?
A: they both work

I like "at"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I’m a little confused about how to use prepositions. Is this correct to use “in” in this situation? “I was reading the book in the desk in my room.”
A: "I was reading the book on my desk inside my room."
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How do you know which formal prepositions to use? I mean how do you know when to say 'sir' or 'mister' etc
A: This is a really good question because it's something native speakers do without thinking.
First of all, I have to correct you and tell you that words like "sir" and "mister" are not prepositions, they're forms of address.
People use these forms of address when they don't know your name. Sir and ma'am and miss are probably the most common ones in America. They're slightly formal, but they're used in both formal and informal speech. Things like "May I help you, sir?" and "Excuse me, miss, could you help me?"
"Mister" is also used, but it's a bit less formal and bit less friendly. For example, "Hey, mister, you can't go in there!"

In England, words like "love" and "pet" are used in the same way. For example, "Excuse me, love, would you mind stepping over here?"

Remember that all of these forms of address are used when you don't know a person's name.

Other questions about "Preposition"

Q: What is the preposition for "thread" of Q&A?
For example, "there are so many answers (preposition) this thread. What would you use for the preposition?
A: I would use "in this thread"
Q: Why the preposition is located in the end of sentence?

Ex) I want to find someone to talk "with"

Could you tell me some sentences that located in the end ?
A: If you have a sentence like this: I stepped on a brick.

Then you can form a question about the object on which you stepped two ways:

- "What did you step on"?
- "On what did you step"?

The second one is used rarely and sounds very formal. As a general rule, if a sentence contains a preposition, and we ask a question about the object after the preposition, the question will have the form "What ... ?"

Other sentences that end with prepositions:

This is a pleasant city to live in.
This is what I was worried about.

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Q: Which preposition is correct, with or at? Should I say: "Complete work with a high level of accuracy" or "complete work at a high level of accuracy"?
A: Both sound fine to me.
Q: What's the different from of and for?I know prepositions are important in English. So I want to learn the local way of the use of prepositions. For example, bed rest is usually the indication for flu cases. Why it used for rather than of?
A: The sample sentence you gave doesn't make sense to me. Do you have another?

Anyway, my recommendation when it comes to prepositions is to learn them with verbs. Most verbs tend to pair up with certain prepositions. You can also get a better sense of this if you read a lot of native material.
Q: Please let me know which preposition is better ' from ' or ' in ' in this case.

The sun rises ( from or in )the east and set in the west.
A: in
Also, "sets" needs an "s" at the end.
"The sun rises in the east and sets in the west."

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