30 Common Prepositions and Example Sentences

30 Common Prepositions and Example Sentences

They are used with prepositions, pronouns, and noun phrases to show directions, places, times or to introduce an object. These prepositions, which take place in all kinds of sentences that you can see in daily life, bring together different sentences and connect them to a certain idea.

Although prepositions are generally short words, it is not possible to generalize as they are quite common in the English language and there are about one hundred and fifty.

Here are most common Prepositions List.

1.Around: They all sat around the camp fire.

2.As: Ram is as tall as Anthony.

3.At: We are aiming at sales of $3,000,000.

4.Before: I would rather die before doing that.

5.Behind: The child was hiding behind the tree.

6.Below: Much of Holland is below sea-level.

7.Beneath: The tunnel runs beneath the sea.

8.During: I was bored during the whole film.

9.Following: We had coffee following lunch.

10.in: I live in an apartment.

11.inside: It was dark inside the tunnel.

12.into: Five into ten makes two.

13.Like: It’s not like John to complain.

14.Near: It’s 20 December. We are very near Christmas Day.

15.of: What was the cost of this book?

16.off: They live in a street off Fifth Avenue.

17.on: We live on a busy road. It’s very noisy.

18.outside: It was very cold outside the car.

19.over: Let’s discuss it over dinner.

20.throughout: He worked throughout the day, and most of the night.

21.to: The museum is open from Monday to Friday.

22.toward: He drove off toward(s) the mountain.

23.under: We drove under a bridge.

24.underneath: The nurse put a pillow underneath his head.

25.up: Jack and Jill ran up the hill

26.upon: I need a book upon bio-chemistry.:

27.via: We flew from Paris to Bangkok via Dubai.

28.within: There is a modem within the computer.

29.with: I discussed it with her.

30.without: I want trousers without buttons.