A preposition is a part of speech. In the German language, “from”, “with”, “after” are some very common prepositions. The word “preposition” consists of Latin words: “pre” means “before”, the “positio” is a digit. So, the preposition is what is put in front of it.
In the sentence “He sings for joy.“ the preposition is directly in front of the noun. But there may also be an article in between. For example, “After training, everyone takes a shower.“
A preposition says what is the relationship between other words. That is why it is also called a relative word in German. “Kurt is sitting at the table” is not the same as “Kurt is sitting on the table.“
With prepositions you can say where, how, when or why something is or is happening. In the sentence “The ball is behind the house”, “behind” is a preposition. You can also say: “Petra puts the ball behind the house”. Thus, whether the noun “house” is in the dative or accusative case depends not only on the preposition, but also on the verb.
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