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 Prepositions are small words that indicate location, direction, time, instrument, description, or possession. 

 

 
The baby is lying on the bed.

location

 

Jack is coming out of the elevator.

direction

Wanda is going down by escalator.

instrument

 

 

The time is forty-two minutes after five o'clock

time

Maria said she would meet me before noon.

time

   
   

 

This image of the Buddha is very old. 

  description / possession

Prepositions are always followed by a noun phrase.

 

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