Common Prepositions





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Common Prepositions :


A preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence. In itself, a word like "in" or "after" is rather meaningless and hard to define in mere words. For instance, when you do try to define a preposition like "in" or "between" or "on," you invariably use your hands to show how something is situated in relationship to something else. Prepositions are nearly always combined with other words in structures called prepositional phrases. Prepositional phrases can be made up of a million different words, but they tend to be built the same: a preposition followed by a determiner and an adjective or two, followed by a pronoun or noun (called the object of the preposition). This whole phrase, in turn, takes on a modifying role, acting as an adjective or an adverb, locating something in time and space, modifying a noun, or telling when or where or under what conditions something happened.



List of Common Prepositions :

about

above

across

after

against

around

at

before

behind

below

beneath

beside

besides

between

beyond

by

down

during

except

for

from

in

inside

into

like

near

of

off

on

out

outside

over

since

through

throughout

till

to

toward

under

until

up

upon

with

without

according to

because of

by way of

in addition to

in front of

in place of

in regard to

in spite of

instead of

on account of

out of




Related Links :

  • Common Prepositions


  • End a Sentence with a Preposition


  • Prepositions of Time


  • Prepositions of Place


  • Prepositions of Location


  • Prepositions of Movement


  • Prepositions with Nouns


  • Prepositions with Adjectives


  • Prepositions with Verbs


  • Idiomatic Expressions with Prepositions


  • Unnecessary Prepositions


  • Prepositions in Parallel Form






  • English Glossary Index




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