Unnecessary Prepositions

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Unnecessary Prepositions :

In everyday speech, we fall into some bad habits, using prepositions where they are not necessary.

It would be a good idea to eliminate these words altogether, but we must be especially careful not to use them in formal, academic prose.

  • She met up with the new coach in the hallway.

  • The book fell off of the desk.

  • He threw the book out of the window.

  • She wouldn't let the cat inside of the house. [or use "in"]

  • Where did they go to?

  • Put the lamp in back of the couch. [use "behind" instead]

  • Where is your college at?

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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