What are prepositions? Prepositions are short words that come in different categories that indicate or express the relationship of a noun or pronoun to the rest of the sentence. By definition; a function word that typically combines with a noun phrase to form a phrase which usually expresses a modification or predication. -Merriam Webster .
Usually the noun or pronoun that is connected by the preposition is referred to as the ‘object’. English prepositions number in the hundreds and widely vary. For a complete elaboration of English prepositions see the list below: