Prepositions - grid and advanced use
When we use prepositions
At first, we use them to describe where things are for example in a room, or to give or understand directions in the city.
But then we start seeing them more and more in expressions, and we find ourselves trying to master them as it's difficult to remember them in every sentence. Dammed tiny little words!
More on a advanced level we need to know a bigger range of prepositions, for example when we try to know how to use "ello" (check different "it" forms) and other personal pronouns that we use after preposition.
We have those in sentences like these:
- ¿Me hablas a MÍ?" - are you talking to ME?
- No está contenta con SÍ misma" -she's not happy with HERSELF.
And finally, we use them very frequently after prepositional verbs, like when we say:
- Pienso EN ti a menudo - I think about you often.
- Se parece A su madre - She looks like her mom.
- Me acuerdo DE aquel museo - I remember that museum.
Because prepositions are difficult to define and explain, I made a grid so you can check and memorize them.
Feel free to download it, and do the practice at the end of this post.
Por and para
Check out when to use por and when to use para two of the most important prepositions.
Last but not least, if you don't know if you can say "Estamos en España por dos semanas", check out this blogpost on what preposition to use in that case.
Hay más parados ahora, ______ las estadísticas
There are more unemployed people now, according to the statistics.
Este plato ____ sal está ______ mis favoritos
This dish without salt is among my favourites.
Te quiero _______ nuestras discusiones
I love you despite our arguments
Tienes el probador __________ y ________ hay un espejo
You have the changing room in front and inside there is a mirror.
_________ hablar estaba muy enfadada ____ Rocío
After talking, I was very angry with Rocío.
No terminaré _______ las siete pero llegaré a casa _______ las ocho
I won't finish until 7 but I'll arrive home at around 8.
______ la situación, creo que tengo que desafiar __ Lola
Facing the situation, I think I have to dare Lola.
Trataba_____convencerme___no decir nada
She tried to convince me to know say anything.
según/sin,entre/apesarde/delante,enfrente,dentro/tras,después de, con/hasta,sobre,alrededorde/ante,a/de,de
¡Hasta pronto! :D