Contrastive View Between Several English and Albanian Prepositions

Fridrik Dulaj, Petrit Duraj, Shemsi Haziri, Senad Neziri


This paper presents a contrastive view on use of several English and Albanian prepositions, with particular focus on several English prepositions, in, on and at, equivalent to Albanian preposition . In English language, grammatically there are clearly defined uses of these prepositions. However, in Albanian language, all three English prepositions are translated with Albanian preposition , which shows that Albanian language is less developed when it comes to the use of prepositions. This is due to the development of cases system and word endings based on internal grammatical rules of Albanian language. Also, in this study there will be presented some other contrasts between English and Albanian prepositions, in regards to, classification of prepositions according to cases in Albanian language: prepositions in nominative, genitive, accusative and ablative (Alb. rrjedhore) case and lack of their classification in cases in English grammars; conversion of prepositions into conjunctions in some cases in English and lack of this occurrence in Albanian; use of prepositions in the end of sentence in English and lack of this occurrence in Albanian, since it is in contradiction with internal syntax rules of Albanian language.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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