English Grammar - Common prepositions in Portuguese and English

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When we talk about prepositions, we remember grammar (whether in Portuguese and English, another language), and we find it a very boring subject, this is because we are not familiar with the subject.

Today we’re going to see the grammar, but don’t worry, it will be really fun to understand the prepositions in Portuguese and English.


The big question that remains is "What is Preposition?" the answer is simpler than the question, it serves as a “bridge” connecting one word to another, let's see an example:

Yesterday I was sweeping the house with the broom

Note that the preposition (with) connected the words "house" and "broom", this is an example of a preposition. In this article we will avoid giving sentences translation, but in the prepositions we will put her correspondent in Portuguese.

Prepositions in Portuguese and English

You certainly know the most famous phrase in the English language: THE BOOK IS ON THE TABLE, yes, that phrase is linked to a preposition and that is the ON  which corresponds to our “on top of” or “about [something]”.

Let's see some more and see some examples.

On below, under The subway is on the street.
In In, within The bird is in Katy's house.
Out of Outside of The green bus is out of the garage.
Between Get in (something) She is between Me and You.
 Beside  Beside  God is besides good people.
 Far  Far from  Brazil is far from China
 Near  Close  Italy is near from Portugal.
 From  From (source)  You come from Tokyo.

Other prepositions

About About, about, about. She talks about the war in Syria.
After After After lunch, I work.
Against Against, in opposition to The truth is against the lie.
Before Before Before I was a bad person.
Behind Ago, after Behind the scenes of Rihanna's video clip.
Of of the Music of Japan.
Since since then Since many ears the bible is sold.
through by, by, by, through Through hand´s human have war.
To For (used with VERB) I go to the pub to drink
For For (used with NOUN) I go to the pub for tranqui