Engish Most important prepositions list and using example sentences;
Table of Contents
- According to
- Ahead of
- As far as
- As well as
- Because of
- By means of
- Close to
- Due to
- In accordance with
- In addition to
- In case of
- In front of
- In lieu of
- In place of
- In spite of
- In to
- Instead of
- Next to
- On account of
- On behalf of
- On to
- On top of
- Out from
- Out of
- Owing to
- Prior to
- With a view to
Prepositions and Example Sentences
About: They have a discussion about football.
Above: A plane is flying above the village.
Abroad: Mary went abroad.
According to: According to my family, I’m a clever student.
Across: You can swim across the river.
After: I slept after I arrived at my house.
Against: This company is up against bankruptcy.
Ago: She came back school a while ago.
Ahead of: We are ahead of our work schedule.
Along: Are you going along?
Amidst: I think my sister was luck woman. My sister was born and reared amidst plenty.
Among: I want to live in a home among trees.
Amongst: She is a girl amongst women.
Apart: Apart from the football, he plays basketball and tennis.
Around: He left around 6:40.
As: As it’s raining again, we’ll not play tennis.
As far as: As far as I’m concerned, we’re bad situation.
As well as: My son plays the piano as well as he plays basketball.
Aside: My family has a little money put aside.
At: She was at home.
Away: Put your laptop away.
Because of: She was late because of missing the train.
Before: C goes before D in Alphabet.
Behind: The shaker is behind the glass.
Below: It is 20 degrees below zero.
Beneath: Alex is sitting beneath the pine tree.
Beside: My brother sat down beside me.
Besides: Besides, it’s still early for me.
Between: My home is between library and bank.
Beyond: Barcelona football club’s success is beyond question.
But: We are very hungry, but the fridge is empty.
By: I always goes to work by train.
By means of: I wake up seven o’clock by means of an alarm clock.
Despite: I love my wife despite her faults.
Down: Calm down my friend!
Due to: Her success was due to her family.
During: I met the intern during lunch.
Except: Nobody came the party except George and Alex.
For: Is the coffee too hot for you?
From: Where are you from?
Hence: We travel hence tomorrow to France.
In: I live in London.
In accordance with: In accordance with the doctor, she is very sick.
In addition to: In addition to his car, he has a jeep.
In case of: The alarm will ring in case of theft.
In front of: The supermarket in front of the bank.
In lieu of: I play football in lieu of studying.
In place of: I stayed home in place of going to school.
In spite of: In spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small ﬂat.
Inside: They are going inside.
Instead of: My sister should study her lessons instead of watching TV.
Into: Go into the her room and take wallet.
Like: She is very clever like me.
Near: I live near the sea.
Next: The two teams play voleyball the next day.
Next to: My wallet is next to pen.
Notwithstanding: Notwithstanding the bad weather, they went for a walk.
Of: This is a car of my family.
Off: I gotta take off.
On: My notebook is on the table.
On account of: For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
On behalf of: She spoke on behalf of the good plan.
Onto: The cat jumped onto the roof.
Opposite: “Tall” is the opposite of “short”.
Out: Cut it out!
Outside: It seems warm outside.
Over: When is party over?
Owing to: Owing to the rain, the soccer match was cancelled.
Past: It is half past seven.
Per: I get paid $3.000 per month.
Prior to: This accident happened prior to my arrival.
Round: They have a round table.
Since: She has been here since 5 O’clock.
Than: He’s older than Mary.
Through: We walked slowly through the road.
Throughout: Throughout history, people have survived a lot of things.
Till: I didn’t eat meat till I was 18.
Times: Two times two is four.
To: It is twenty to two.
Toward: My friend, turn toward me.
Towards: He is walking towards me.
Under: It is under the table.
Underneath: I found the wallet underneath the table.
Unlike: Unlike my sister, I am tall.
Until: Are you going to study until 7?
Up: Please Stand up!
Upon: The earth I’m walk upon doesn’t recognize me.
Via: Can I pay via Visa?
With: Come with me, please.
Within: She arrived within 10 minutes.
Without: I feel sad without you.
Worth: That was worth the wait.