Scottish Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Scottish Prepositions which is also called Scots, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Scottish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Scottish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Scottish Prepositions

Learning the Scottish Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Scottish language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Scottish.

Scottish prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsScottish Prepositions
Prepositionsprepositions
inside the houseinside th' hoose
outside the carootwith th' motur
with mewi' me
without himwithit heem
under the tableunder th' table
after tomorrowefter tha' moorns nicht
before sunsetafair sunsit
but I'm busybut aam thrang

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Scottish.

List of Prepositions in Scottish

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Scottish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Scottish vocabulary.

English PrepositionsScottish Prepositions
aboutabit
aboveabune
acrossathwart
afterefter
againstagainst
amongamang
aroundaroond
asas
atat
beforeafair
behindbehin'
belowbelaw
beneathbeneath
besidebeside
betweenatween
beyondbeyond
butbut
byby
despitedespite
downdoon
duringdurin'
exceptexcept
forfur
fromfrae
inin
insideinside
intointae
nearnear
nextnext
ofay
onoan
oppositeopposite
outit
outsideootwith
overower
perper
plusplus
roundroon
sincesince
thanthan
throughben
tilltill
totae
towardtoward
underunder
unlikeunlike
untiluntil
upup
viavia
withwi'
withinwithin
withoutwithit
two wordstois words
according toaccordin' tae
because ofcoz ay
close toclose tae
due todue tae
except forexcept fur
far fromfar frae
inside ofinside ay
instead ofinsteid ay
near tonear tae
next tonext tae
outside ofootwith ay
prior topriur tae
three wordsthee words
as far asas far as
as well asan aw as
in addition toin addition tae
in front ofin front ay
in spite ofin spite ay
on behalf ofoan behalf ay
on top ofoan top ay
demonstrativesdemonstratife prepositions
thisthes
that'at
thesethese
thosethose

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Scottish. Once you're done with the Scots Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Scottish lessons here: Learn Scottish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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