Preposition – préposition


Let's Define It!

What's a *preposition*?

A preposition (in French: une préposition) can be described as a linking word.

It can connect two words. These words could be nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs

un sac à main -->handbag

la maison de papa --> dad's house

Je vais avec elle. I am going with her. 

A preposition can also establish a relationship between a word and the remaining parts of a sentence.

L'homme est sur la colline. The man ison the hill

Please remember that prepositions take an object (usually a noun). Adverbs don't.


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are some prepositions (underlined) used in sentences.

  • Elle a mis les oranges dans son sac. She placed the oranges in her bag.

  • Nous plongeons sous l'eau. We dive under the water.

  • Je parle avec ma soeur au téléphone. I talk with sister on the phone


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