English Prepositions with uses and examples



Prepositions

Prepositions tell us where something is or the direction in which something is moving. A preposition should always have an object. Most people get confused while studying prepositions because a preposition can be used in many different ways.

In simple words you can say that prepositions define the relationship between the different parts of speech.

About

Through

Below

For

Aboard

Above

Throughout

Beneath

From

Anti

Across

To

Beside

In

Considering

After

Toward

Besides

Into

Despite

Against

Under

Between

Like

Excepting

Along

Underneath

Beyond

Of

Excluding

Amid

Until

But

Off

Following

Among

Up

By

On

Onto

Around

Upon

Concerning

Over

Opposite

At

With

Down

Past

Minus

Before

Within

During

Since

Near

Behind

Without

except

Than

Per

Regarding

Round

Save

Through

Plus

Towards

Unlike

Versus

Via

Toward

 

Prepositions with verbs

Account for

Argue with

Call on

Convince on

Laugh at

Agree on

Ask for

Care for

Decide on

Listen for

Agree with

Believe in

Compliment

Depend on

Listen to

Apologize to

Belong to

Come from

Get rid of

Listen at

Apologize for

Blame on

Consent to

Hear about

Look at

Approve of

Borrow from

Consist of

Insist on

Look for

Look forward to

Plan on

Provide with

Recover from

Remind of

Search for

Talk about

Think about

Wait for

Wait with

 

 

Prepositions with adjectives

According to

Angry about

Composed of

Dependent on

Accustomed to

Capable of

Happy with

Different from

Disappointed from

Fond of

Jealous of

Due to

In accordance with

Angry at

Angry with

Interested in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepositions can be classified in time, place, about, and manner

Time

At- Use at to talk about time of day

In-Use in to talk about months, years and seasons

On-Use on to talk about days and dates

About- Use about to give an estimation

By- Use by to give an approximate time

From-Use from to give a range

Past-Use past to signify something which has already happened

During-Use during to signify a time period

Since-Use since to signify a specific point in time

Ago- Use since to tell about a time period

Until-Use until to talk about a specific day

 

Place

Around- Use around to talk about a place which is near

Down-Use down to talk about a place which is

From- Use from to talk about the origin

Of- Use of to tell the relation to a place

Through- Use through to talk about the means

To- Use to talk about a place where someone would go

At- Use at to tell about a place where you are sitting

In- Use in to tell about a place which surrounds you

Inside- Use inside to tell you about something in the inner part

On- Use on to signify something which is completely touching an object

Up- Use up to talk about something ahead

With-Use with to talk about something which is near

By- Use by to show closeness

Beside- Use beside to talk to about a place just on the side

Near- Use near to talk about a place which is close

Against- Use against to talk about a place

Under- Use under to talk about something which is below

Underneath- Use underneath to talk about something below the ground

Across- Use across when there is something between two thing

Through-Use through to signify something by which

On- Use on to tell about a thing which you are touching

After- Use after to talk about a place following the other one

Means

By- Use by to signify through which something happened

From- Use from to talk the cause

In- Use in to talk about something which results in something else

On- Use on to talk about dependence

With- Use with to talk about something which facilitates another thing

 

Manner

By- Use by to talk about the way a certain thing is done

In- Use in to talk about how a certain thing is done

Like- Use like to signify similarity

With- Use with to tell by which a certain thing is done

 

State or condition

At- Use at to describe what that person is doing

In- Use in to describe the mood

By- Use by to describe condition

On- Use on to describe what a person is doing

As- Use as to tell about how a thing is perceived






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One Responseto “English Prepositions with uses and examples”

  1. ozy says:

    A very useful coverage, would be great to see examples in each, though I guess that would take too long to bear..

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