5.1 Introduction

Prepositions are the little words that combine with nouns, pronouns or noun equivalents to show spatial, temporal or other relationships. We call this noun or noun equivalent the object of the preposition.  If the object of the preposition is a pronoun, it must be in the object form.

 Examples:  til henne
to (for) her
for oss
for us
med meg
with me
 mellom guttene
between the boys


A prepositional phrase can function as an adverbial, expressing time or place.

 Examples: Han bor i Norge.
(He lives in Norway.)
Adverbial of place
Jeg har vært der i seks år.
(He has been there for six years.)
Adverbial of time