What is Prepositions of Movement? Prepositions of Movement Examples and Exercises
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Prepositions of Movement
What Are Prepositions of Movement?
Prepositions of movement show movement from one place to another place. We frequently employ these prepositions with verbs of motion since they invariably depict movement.
The most common preposition of movement is the preposition to, which describes movement in the direction of something.
Here is a list of the most common prepositions of movement with examples:
Across: a change in direction from one side of something to the other.
- It took them fifteen days to walk across the desert.
- The cat ran across the road to save her baby and almost got hit by a car.
Around: a movement that passes through something on a curved path rather than through it.
- Her big dog was sleeping on the floor so she could not walk around it easily.
- We walked around the town for forty-five minutes.
Away from- signaling the beginning of a movement.
- The cat ran away from the dog and escaped easily.
Down: movement of something from a higher to a lower place.
- They ran down the hill to the snowdrift below.
- With the help of the rope, he managed to go down to the bottom of the dried well.
From: indicating the point where a movement begins.
- Her mother and her father flew from Istanbul to Seoul to see their daughter’s graduation.
- The police took my brother’s driving license from my brother to drive drunk at night.
Into: movement into a confined place; a movement that involves physical touch.
- She got into the car and closed the door too hard.
- The truck crashed into the house.
Off: distant from (and frequently down from) something.
- Please take your papers off your desks at the end of the exam.
- The coffee cup fell off the table and shattered on the floor and the white rug.
On to, onto – a movement to something’s upper surface.
- The music band went up onto the stage.
- Move the saucepan onto the counter.
Out of – describing the confined zone in which a movement starts.
- Ethan! Take your hands out of your pockets and help me to carry this box into the house!
- She suddenly went out of the dorm’s room to cry and smoke the cigarette.
Over: movement above and over something’s top or top surface.
- We are going to fly over the mountains!
- The cat jumped over the wall to escape from the dog.
Past: movement from one side of something to the other.
- The teachers can see the little students in the playground as they walk past the canteen.
- The officials in the competition gave water as they ran past us, running with the marathoners.
To: something moving in the right way.
- Could you give this bag to Loan, please?
- Does this plane go to Belgium?
Under: direct movement beneath something.
- Our little cat ran under the chair because of the loud.
- Submarines can travel under the water.
Up: movement of something from a lower to a higher place.
- My brother and his friends ran up the hill to see the sunset.
- It takes an hour for the car to go up the stony road, and two hours to return.