Several words are used sometimes as Adverbs and sometimes as Preposition.
- Go and run about.
- Let’s move on.
- Don’t tell me about your excuses.
- The book lies on the table.
Following is the list of words that can act as preposition as well as adverbs.
When referring to space ( i.e. a very wide area), we have a choice of preposition, depending upon the meaning we wish to express.
Let’s practice some more examples.
- In /an /from /under /over / across Multan
thespeaker is enclosed by the area, he uses “in”. For example, I live in Multan.
- When he considers it as a point, he uses “at” with it. For example, We stopped at Multan on the way to Lahore.
- Some prepositions like (into, onto, out of,
to) combine with movement verbs normally. For example, A bird flew into my room early morning.
- Prepositions like (at, in on) normally combine with only position verbs. For example,
- I waited for you in the hotel.
- I live at Bosan Colony in Multan.
Is the word ‘around’ a preposition or adverb?
‘Around’ works as an adverb and preposition as well. Look at the following examples.
Preposition: She is speaking before the audience.
Adverb: He came to me a day before.
Is ‘before’ an adverb or preposition?
‘Before’ acts as an adverb, adjective as well as preposition. For example,
Preposition: This house has fence around it.
Adverb: One more event has come around.
Is ‘with’ an adverb or adjective?
‘With’ is a preposition. It can be used in the adverbial phrase to make the complete sense of the expression.
Preposition: Sophie is talking with her friend.
Adverb: I helped John with his homework.
Is ‘yesterday’ an adverb or
‘Yesterday’ can be considered as noun or adverb, in some cases as an adjective.
Adverb: I completed my task yesterday.