80 Prepositions and Example Sentences in English

80 Prepositions and Example Sentences in English

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.

Away: Put your laptop away.

Because of: She was late because of missing the train.

Before: C goes before D in Alphabet.

Behind: The shaker is behind the glass.

Below: It is 20 degrees below zero.

Beneath: Alex is sitting beneath the pine tree.

Beside: My brother sat down beside me.

Besides: Besides, it’s still early for me.

Between: My home is between library and bank.

Beyond: Barcelona football club’s success is beyond question.

But: We are very hungry, but the fridge is empty.

By: I always goes to work by train.

By means of: I wake up seven o’clock by means of an alarm clock.

Despite: I love my wife despite her faults.

Down: Calm down my friend!

Due to: Her success was due to her family.

During: I met the intern during lunch.

Except: Nobody came the party except George and Alex.

For: Is the coffee too hot for you?

From: Where are you from?

Hence: We travel hence tomorrow to France.

In: I live in London.

In accordance with: In accordance with the doctor, she is very sick.

In addition to: In addition to his car, he has a jeep.

In case of: The alarm will ring in case of theft.

In front of: The supermarket in front of the bank.

In lieu of: I play football in lieu of studying.

In place of: I stayed home in place of going to school.

In spite of: In spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat.

Inside: They are going inside.

Instead of: My sister should study her lessons instead of watching TV.

Into: Go into the her room and take wallet.

Like: She is very clever like me.

Near: I live near the sea.

Next: The two teams play voleyball the next day.

Next to: My wallet is next to pen.

Notwithstanding: Notwithstanding the bad weather, they went for a walk.

Of: This is a car of my family.

Off: I gotta take off.

On: My notebook is on the table.

On account of: For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.

On behalf of: She spoke on behalf of the good plan.

Onto: The cat jumped onto the roof.

Opposite: “Tall” is the opposite of “short”.

Out: Cut it out!

Outside: It seems warm outside.

Over: When is party over?

Owing to: Owing to the rain, the soccer match was cancelled.

Past: It is half past seven.

Per: I get paid $3.000 per month.

Prior to: This accident happened prior to my arrival.

Round: They have a round table.

Since: She has been here since 5 O’clock.

Than: He’s older than Mary.

Through: We walked slowly through the road.

Throughout: Throughout history, people have survived a lot of things.

Till: I didn’t eat meat till I was 18.

Times: Two times two is four.

To: It is twenty to two.

Toward: My friend, turn toward me.

Towards: He is walking towards me.

Under: It is under the table.

Underneath: I found the wallet underneath the table.

Unlike: Unlike my sister, I am tall.

Until: Are you going to study until 7?

Up: Please Stand up!

Upon: The earth I’m walk upon doesn’t recognize me.

Via: Can I pay via Visa?

With: Come with me, please.

Within: She arrived within 10 minutes.

Without: I feel sad without you.

Worth: That was worth the wait.