25 Most Common Prepositions Used In English With Meanings and Sentences

OF-

Meaning- expressing the relationship between a part and a whole.

Examples-

  • She was the youngest member of the family.
  • Rachel was given the smallest piece of the cake.
  • Harry joined as the CEO of the company yesterday only.

IN-

Meaning- At a point within an area.

Examples-

  • We live together in the city of nawabs- “ Lucknow”.
  • There are many outlets open in the nearby shopping complex.
  • The dishes are to be kept in the kitchen itself.

TO-

Meaning- in the direct of.

Examples-

  • Chandler went to the market to bring groceries.
  • Feebie was going to her room when she slipped and fell.
  • The flight was going from Mumbai to Goa.

FOR-

Meaning- what is intended.

Examples-

  • Robert was supposed to bring a ring for Emily.
  • One can never be successful in wrong intentions for an innocent and a true person.
  • This bouquet is for Emma.

WITH-

Meaning- having or possessing or accompanied by.

Examples-

  • There were many other people involved with the terrorist.
  • A person with short temper can never deal with difficult situations of life.
  • The girl with the red hood was a brave one.

ON-

Meaning- in a position touching the surface, a day or date.

Examples-

  • John got a job offer on the eve of Christmas.
  • She was supposed to keep the books on the table.
  • She was punished to stand on her desk the whole day.

AT-

Meaning- to define a point or a place, specifically not a city or a country.

Examples-

  • Her birthday was celebrated at the Rose Café in Delhi.
  • Monica went to on a blind date at the Coffee House nearby.

FROM-

Meaning- where something starts or originates.

  • She is coming straight from South Korea.
  • River Ganga originates from the Yamnotri glacier.

By-

Meaning- near, at the side of, credit of work

Examples-

  • The palace is situated by the lake in Udaipur.
  • I always found you by my side during the tough times.
  • The whole exhibition was managed by Mr. Williams.

About-

        Meaning- concerning, in regard to

       Examples-

  • He knew everything about London.
  • I need to investigate about his activities before taking any decision.

AS-

          Meaning- purpose of a  person or thing, reason.

          Examples-

  • He represented himself as the highest authority of the firm.
  • Jack was upset as he couldn’t  win the final race.

INTO-

        Meaning- enter a closed space.

        Examples-

  • He got scared as he entered into the dark woods.
  • He got stuck into the tunnel in water park.

LIKE-

         Meaning- having the same characteristics, similar to.

        Examples-

  • He had the same face cut like that of his father.
  • None can finish plumbing work like Tom did.

Through-

         Meaning- from one side to the other.

         Examples-

  • They went through the woods to reach the main site of camping.
  • Sally had to go through a lot to finally achieve success.

After-

         Meaning- in the time following.

           Examples-

  • They had to leave for camping after they did rafting in Rishikesh.
  • Ben quit his job after one week.

OVER-

         Meaning- extending directly upwards from, a higher rank

          Examples-

  • The pelican flew over the vast ocean.
  • He loved to sit over the rooftop when he needed peace.

Between-

         Meaning- in the space separating two things.

         Examples-

  • There is always a thin line between love and friendship which needs to be understood.
  • She kept her concert tickets between the pages of her favorite book.

Against-

        Meaning- in opposition to, in contact to.

        Examples-

  • Charlie was so strong that no one stood against him in wrestling.

Around-

      Meaning- in a circle,near, approximate .

      Examples-

  • We went around the Connaught Place Circle to reach our destination.
  • The whole function would cost around one crore.

AMONG-

       Meaning- surrounded by

       Examples-

  • The thief was hidden among the audience.

Under-

         Meaning- beneath, below

         Examples-

  • There was a strange soothing feeling while lying under the stars at night.
  • Peter always felt like there was a ghost under his bed.

BEFORE-

        Meaning- earlier than, in front of

        Examples-

  • The metro left before the scheduled time.
  • The church was built before the temple in the same locality.

INSIDE-

         Meaning- on the inner part of

           Examples-

  • The cat is inside the house.
  • There are chocolates inside my purse.

CLOSE TO-

         Meaning- near

         Examples-

  • Heer demanded to stay in a hotel close to the beach.

Without

         Meaning- in the absence of

         Examples-

  • Hemant would go nowhere without his mother.
  • Sarita never lets a day go without going to the gym.

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