Adverb, conjunction, and preposition examples


Conjunctions, prepositions, and adverbs can sometimes appear similar in form, which can lead to confusion.

Here are some examples:



About (adverb):

I watched the kids running about.

About (preposition):

I have some concerns about your plan.





After (conjunction):

After he finished his work, he went home.

After (preposition):

We’ll go to the park after lunch.


We can do that after.






Come along!

 Along (preposition):

He ran along the road.






As it stated above…


The temperature was above zero.





Before (conjunction):

Finish your homework before you go out.

Before (preposition):

I’ll meet you before dinner.


I have heard that before.





Over (adverb):

I’ll think it over.

 Over (preposition):

She placed the book over the table.





Since (conjunction):

Since you’re here, let’s get started.

Since (adverb):

He hasn’t visited since.


I have not seen him since Monday.





So (conjunction):

She’s tired, so she’s going to bed early.

So (adverb):

The weather is so nice today.





Until (conjunction):

Wait here until I come back.

 Until (preposition):

We stayed at the beach until sunset.



These examples demonstrate how the same word can function as different parts of speech (conjunction, preposition, or adverb) based on its context within a sentence. Understanding the context is key to correctly identifying their functions.









Adverb, conjunction, and preposition examples

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