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List of 52 Prepositions with Examples in English PDF
Preposition is one of the basic parts of speech. There is a vast use of preposition in English grammar. They are used to show time, location or direction. Here is the list of most common and important prepositions that are used in daily life.
This list also contains the use of these 52 prepositions in examples and sentences that is very useful for the beginners and advance level English learners. These words makes your sentences more precise and meaningful. By using prepositions we can better understand the objective of speaker.
Here it is defined with examples.
What are Prepositions in English?
A word of a combination of words that is used before a pronoun, noun to show the time direction and location is known as preposition.
What are common Examples of Prepositions?
- In: The quarrel between two ladies is just a storm in the teacup.
- From: Where are you from?
- For: He set aside some money for old age.
- To: The police looked into the matter.
- To: We look forward to his arrival soon.
- Off and on: Ahmad comes here off and on.
- In: Windows let in
- In accordance with: In accordance with the nurse, Ali is very ill.
- To: The enemy had to lick the dust at last.
- Between: My office is between market and school.
- Over: Hamza took over the charge from me.
- Of: He was very happy on the eve of his marriage.
- To back: Ali had to back his words.
- Besides: Besides, it’s still late for you.
- By: My friends stood by me through thick and thin.
- Off: The thief made fun off with my golden watch.
- For: Is the tea too hot for me?
- Like: Adam is very clever like
- Take in: Do not take in the simple people.
- Take: Qaiser took to smoking.
- By: She always goes to office by
- Once: He comes here only once in a blue moon.
- Hence: We travel hence tomorrow to London.
- But: They are very poor, but the fridge is full.
- To: He had to pay through the nose for his negligence.
- Over: Abuzar will tide over his difficulties himself.
- Of: We must take care of our health.
- Upon: Hard work told upon his health.
- Take into: Take his situation into account before giving a verdict.
- To: Now it is difficult for the poor to make both ends meet.
- To: The officer took him to task for his mistake.
- Into: Go into his room and take book.
- Down: Take down whatever your teacher speaks.
- By: His better half leads him by the nose.
- Off: Nadia can speak off hand on any topic.
- Out and out: He is out and out a wicked person.
- Except: Everyone came the meeting except
- After: The police made after the thief and arrested him.
- This: Who will make good this loss?
- Take: He took a fancy to a girl and married her. 2
- In addition to: In addition to her bike, she has a cycle.
- Of: The P.A. attended the meeting on behalf of the minister.
- Away: The thief made away with my golden watch.
- Next to: My wallet is next to
- Of: Never make fun of
- To: He left no stone unturned to get a job.
- After: Salma takes after her mother.
- To: I do not like to waste time in small talk.
- To: Aslam has made over the charge to
- Near: I live near the Palace.
- Ago: Adam came back from office a while ago.
- At: He was at barber’s shop.
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