Prepositions of Movement

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Prepositions of Movement :


We use
to in order to express movement toward a place.

  • They were driving to work together.


  • She's going to the dentist's office this morning.



  • Toward and towards are also helpful prepositions to express movement. These are simply variant spellings of the same word; use whichever sounds better to you.

  • We're moving toward the light.


  • This is a big step towards the project's completion.



  • With the words
    home, downtown, uptown, inside, outside, downstairs, upstairs, we use no preposition.

  • Grandma went upstairs.


  • Grandpa went home.


  • They both went outside.



  • 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



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