A preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence.

In itself, a word like "in" or "after" is rather meaningless and hard to define in mere words. For instance, when you do try to define a preposition like "in" or "between" or "on," you invariably use your hands to show how something is situated in relationship to something else. Prepositions are nearly always combined with other words in structures called prepositional phrases. Prepositional phrases can be made up of a million different words, but they tend to be built the same: a preposition followed by a determiner and an adjective or two, followed by a pronoun or noun (called the object of the preposition). This whole phrase, in turn, takes on a modifying role, acting as an adjective or an adverb, locating something in time and space, modifying a noun, or telling when or where or under what conditions something happened. Prepositions of Time: at, on, and in We use at to designate specific times. * The train is due at 12:15 p.m. We use on to designate days and dates. * My brother is coming on Monday. * We're having a party on the Fourth of July. We use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year. * She likes to jog in the morning. * It's too cold in winter to run outside. * He started the job in 1971. * He's going to quit in August. Prepositions of Place: at, on, and in We use at for specific addresses. * Jenny lives at 55 Boretz Road in Durham. We use on to designate names of streets, avenues, etc. * Her house is on Boretz Road. And we use for the names of land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents). * She lives in Durham. * Durham is in Windham County. * Windham County is in Connecticut.

at. They were driving to work together.Prepositions of Location: in. She's going to the dentist's office this morning. and on IN (the) bed the bedroom the car (the) class the library AT school class home the library the office school work ON the bed the ceiling the floor the horse the plane the train Prepositions of Movement: to We use to in order to express movement toward a place. .

Assignment in English Katya M. Barrera ASMID-1 .

Obstetrics is often combined with gynecology as a medical specialty. which allows the obstetrician to non-invasively diagnose intra-uterine conditions. The care of women during childbirth was originally in the hands of women (see midwifery). The mother's medical history and health status are initially evaluated. labor. Delivery of the baby is helped by the use of a Friedman's chart. Of special importance were the invention of the delivery forceps by Peter Chamberlen in the 17th cent. and the time after childbirth. If the obstetrician detects abnormalities. Physicians grew interested in the field. And the introduction of anesthesia in the 19th century. Physical examination discloses the mother's uterine size and estimates the length of her pregnancy. prenatal testing may need to be done on the fetus. The adoption of antiseptic methods according to the theories of Joseph Lister and Ignaz Semmelweis reduced the incidence of infection in childbirth and made possible successful cesarean section. An important modern development has been ultrasonography.Obstetrics . Obstetricians work to ensure that pregnancy culminates in the delivery of a healthy baby. which shows the patterns of cervical dilation.branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy. but in the 16th cent. childbirth (see birth). without impairing the health of the mother. .