Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.2.2. Prepositions

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Prepositions are words that indicate place (e.g., under), time (e.g., before), frequency (e.g., often), position (e.g., with), and purpose (e.g., for).


For example, this sentence contains an incorrect preposition that confuses the meaning of the sentence.

Traditional teaching methods involved the transmission of knowledge and facts towards the teacher and the students. 

Resources (web)

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We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country