Grammar Lessons: List of Common Prepositions

List of Most Common Prepositions

In grammar, a preposition is a word that is used before a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun,connecting it to another word.

Most Common Prepositions with Examples

Preposition Example
about Tell me a story about your chilhood
above The waves came up above her head
across I  live across the street
after I quit my job after one week.
against We are against discrimination
along My dog ran along the track with me
among We are among the only four survivors
around It costs around 50 Dollars
at I have a blind date at the Coffee House
before The church was built before the temple 
behind She is standing behind that tree
below Please do not write below this line.
beneath He found a penny beneath the couch
beside She sat beside Marie
between It is between the boxes and the sofa
by It is a letter written by John
down I walked down the street
during She slept during the flight to France
except She bought presents for everybody, except for me
for I bought a present for Emily
from We are from a foreign country
in We are in the car parked outside
in front of I live in front of the supermarket
inside The keys are inside one of those boxes
instead of I bought apples instead of pears
into he entered into the woods
like This is a story like no other
near The hospital is near the gas station
of I want a small piece of cake
off The cat jumped off the counter
on She always keeps her purse on the desk
onto The baby climbed onto the table.
out of I was unable to get out of the appointment.
outside We are outside your house
over He loved to sit over the rooftop 
past They took a walk past the park
since I don’t play soccer since 2005
through The car went through the tunne
to The flight is going to India
toward Move toward the door
under The car is under the car
underneath There was a tunnel running underneath the city.
until I will stay until the show is over
up It is up to us to find the answer
upon The decision was based upon two considerations
with I am with my friends at school
within I wil be there within a few minutes
without I am running without proper equipment
According to According to Science, Evolution is true

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