คือคำที่โยงคำนาม นามวลี หรือคำสรรพนามเข้ากับคำอื่น ๆ เพื่อแสดงความสัมพันธ์เกี่ยวเนื่องกัน เช่น on, in, under, at, between
มาดูตัวอย่างของการใช้ Prepositions แบบที่หลายๆคนมักใช้ผิดอยู่บ่อยๆ และใช้อย่างไรให้ถูกต้อง..
ผิด: I congratulate you for your success.
ถูก: I congratulate you on your success.
ผิด:I cannot agree to you on the subject.
ถูก: I cannot agree with you on the subject.
ผิด: I agree with your proposals.
ถูก: I agree to your proposals.
ผิด: You will have to answer for your employer.
ถูก: You will be answerable to your employer.
ผิด: You must attend at the book.
ถูก:You must attend to the book.
ผิด: He is my authority on my saying so.
ถูก: He is my authority for my saying so.
ผิด: He regretted for his mistake.
ถูก: He regretted his mistake.
ผิด: He is waiting the arrival of the postman.
ถูก: He is waiting for the arrival of the postman.
ผิด: He is afraid from the thief.
ถูก: He is afraid of the thief.
ผิด: He is awaiting for his friend.
ถูก: He is awaiting his friend.
ผิด: They travel in bus.
ถูก: They travel by bus.
ผิด: She is angry at me.
ถูก: She is angry with me.
ผิด: Who is at the phone.
ถูก: Who is on the phone.
ผิด: They go to school by foot.
ถูก:They go to school on foot.
ผิด: He congratulated her for her success.
ถูก: He congratulated her on her success.
ผิด: Have you been in London?
ถูก: Have you been to London?
ผิด: Last night, I dream with you.
ถูก: Last night, I dream about you.
ผิด: It depends of the time.
ถูก: It depends on the time.
ผิด: He spoke in my behalf.
ถูก: He spoke on my behalf.
ผิด: Mary’s married with a teacher.
ถูก: Mary’s married to a teacher.
ผิด: Are you investing on the stock market?
ถูก: Are you investing in the stock market?
ผิด: I entered into the room.
ถูก: I entered the room.
ผิด: She loves with me.
ถูก: She loves me.
ผิด: My flights departs in 5:00 am.
ถูก: My flights departs at 5:00 am.
ผิด: They reached at the airport at 6 pm.
ถูก: They reached the airport at 6 pm.
ผิด: She doesn’t listen me.
ถูก: She doesn’t listen to me.