chapter  7
87 Pages

Prepositions A Introduction 701–704 B Simple and compound prepositions 705–719 C Prepositional use 720–731

A INTRODUCTION 701 Introduction to prepositions 702 Prepositional complements 703 Place of the preposition in Swedish 704 Prepositions and stress

B SIMPLE AND COMPOUND PREPOSITIONS: The fifteen most common prepositions

705 Av 706 Efter 707 Från 708 För 709 Genom (igenom) 710 I 711 Med 712 Mellan (emellan) 713 Mot 714 Om 715 På 716 Till 717 Under 718 Vid 719 Över

C PREPOSITIONAL USE 720 Some other prepositions of place 721 På or i? How to render English ‘in’. ‘on’. ‘at’, ‘to’ in Swedish 722 Some other prepositions of time and quantity 723 Prepositions and time 724 Time-when 725 Duration 726 Frequency 727 Some other prepositions of manner etc. 728 Some other parts of speech used as prepositions 729 English ‘of’ and its equivalents in Swedish 730 Preposition in English-no preposition in Swedish 731 Preposition in Swedish-no preposition in English

A INTRODUCTION

701 Introduction to prepositions

Some seventy prepositions are among the 10,000 most common words in the Swedish language, and fifteen of them (see 705-719) belong to the most frequently used of all Swedish words. Prepositions are indeclinable words. They may be categorised in four different forms: (a) Simple prepositions comprise a single morpheme: av, i, på, om.