Rules For Prepositions And Conjunctions

Rules For Prepositions And Conjunctions

Preposition Rules:

Preposition are the words that show the relation between the noun, pronoun and other words in the sentence. Only some case Preposition comes before noun.

Preposition never change their form.

Conjunction Rules :

Conjunction link the words, phrases and clauses.

Rules for Preposition and Conjunction

Prepositions and Conjunctions Rules

Rules for Prepositions

To know the Rules for Prepositions, we first need to understand how it is classified into 2 category:

(i) Simple Preposition
(ii) Compound Preposition

Simple Preposition

These are single word preposition- before, between, by, during, from, in, into, of, on, to, through, etc.

For Example-
(i) The car parked in shade.
(ii) The child is hidding under table.

Compound Prepositions

As, name suggest Compound Preposition is the more than one word preposition.- between, below the, in front of, on behalf of- are the prepositions made of more than one word.

For Example-
(i) My flat is between Noida sec 15 and the Noida sec 16.

Preposition at movement

Preposition can be used under movement.

  • We use to for specific thing or destination or we are aiming at particular thing.
  • For Example-
    (i) Alia turned her back to the audience.
    (ii) He drove to Mumbai in five hours, from Pune.

Use of though- We generally use though to provide the information about the movement in one side to the order side

For Example-
(i) rules for preposition and conjunctionRat went through the box

(ii) Thief walked quickly through gate.

Preposition for the place

In this, preposition are used to located the place.
For Example- in, at, on

  • We use at to show the any specific place and location or position.
    For Example-
    (i) Amir Khan lives at Lower Paral, Mumbai.
    (ii) Rohan was waiting for Seema at Bus Stop
  • We use the preposition on for any vertical or horizontal surface.
    For Example-
    (i) preposition and conjunction rules


Preposition for the time

In this, preposition are used to denote a timeline or point at
For Example- in, at, on

We use:

  • at for a Particular Time
  • in for a Period of Time  (month, week, year)
  • on for Days and Dates (general or specific)


  • I will meet my friend at 6 o’clock
  • She came to my house at night
  • The movie is set to release in December
  • The project will be complete in a year
  • Her birthday falls on 2nd November
  • Do we have any meeting on Monday?


Rules for Conjunctions

The Rules for Conjunction is quite simple if we know how to classify it into 3 categories:

(i) Coordinating conjunctions
(ii)Correlative conjunctions
(iii)Subordinating conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

These conjunctions can join single words, or group of words, but there always prefer to join the similar the words.

Coordinating conjunctions are: and, nor,or, so, yet, for, but.

orverb + verbHave you ever seen or drive the car bugatti
sosentence + sentenceIn movie hall I was willing to sit at back so, i booked fast
andnoun phrase + noun phraseWe have the free pass for Wiz Khalifa and for Club
butsentence + sentenceThe paneer was prepared on Wednesday, but chicken was prepared on Tuesday.

Correlative conjunctions

These kind of conjunctions are used in pairs. They always join in similar kind of elements.

Correlative conjunctionsLinked Example
either…ornoun + nounTonight party is either in Kunal flat or in Rakesh flat
neither…norsubject + subjectNeither paneer nor chicken will be prepare on Thrusday
both…andsubject + subjectBoth me and my brother are living in US.
not only…but alsosubject + subjectNot only save the money but also try to invest it is important for future.

Subordinating conjunctions

This kind of conjunction is a word which join together dependent and an independent clause.

Clause- containing subject and verb.

For Example- It is raining in the town.
Here the clause; the subject is “it” and the verb is “is raining

NOTE: Dependent Clause

Dependent Clause doesn’t exists on its own; it always needs independent clause to go.

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