40 Common Prepositions
|about||This book is about a cat and a dog.|
|above||There is a cloud above the mountain.|
|across||I am going to swim across the lake.|
|after||If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., there might not be any more food.|
|against||We are against the president’s plan to raise taxes.|
|along||Yellow flowers grow along the river.|
|around||The dog ran around the tree several times.|
|as||For Halloween, she dressed up as a clown.|
|at (+ place)
|The hotel is at 330 Wilson Avenue.
Flight 62 from Buenos Aires arrives at 9:37 p.m.
I came home before midnight.
|behind||The cat is sleeping behind the car.|
|below||The temperature last night dropped below 32 degrees!|
|beside||My apartment building is beside the highway.|
|between||I’m sitting between Jose and Chen.|
|by (+ time)
|You must complete this assignment by tomorrow.
Do you live by yourself?
|The museum is located by a park and a lake.
We went to the beach despite the cloudy weather.
The truck rolled down the embankment.
|during||During his entire vacation, Mike had a terrible cold.|
for (+ person)
|I like all animals except snakes and lizards.
This present is for you.
We stayed in Toronto for five days.
This semester lasts from January to May.
|in (+ place)
|Trenton is in New Jersey.
Halloween is in October.
in back of
|Please come back in twenty minutes.
I think your book is in back of the computer.
|in front of||I can’t find my keys. They were in front of the computer.|
|in spite of
|We went to the beach in spite of the cloudy weather.
Can you bring me some tea instead of coffee?
|like||I think that turkey tastes like chicken.|
|near||Near the library, there is a large parking lot.|
|next to||Nevada is next to California.|
|of||What is the name of your professor?|
|off||You should take your hat off your head when you enter a building.|
|on (+ surface)||There are two maps on the classroom wall.|
|on (+ street)||My house is on Glenwood Drive.|
|since||My wife and I have lived here since 1998.|
|through||Suddenly a bird flew through the window.|
|to||I’m going to the library now.|
|under||Your notebook is under the computer.|