List of Prepositions in English Grammar

Full List of Prepositions in English with Useful Examples

Preposition List! Learn a useful list of prepositions in English with different types, example sentences, videos, pictures and ESL printable infographic. When speaking or writing in English, you will often come across the preposition. This is an important part of a sentence and serves to show a relationship between two words or phrases within a sentence. There are a huge amount of prepositions which can be used in the English language and it is important to learn as many of these as you can in order to be able to form more detailed and fluent sounding sentences.

In this section, we will be presenting you with a comprehensive list of prepositions which are commonly used in both spoken and written English.

Preposition List (from A to Z)

Alphabetical list of prepositions in English with picture.

Full List of Prepositions

  • About
  • Above
  • According to
  • Across
  • After
  • Against
  • Ahead of
  • Along
  • Amidst
  • Among
  • Amongst
  • Apart from
  • Around
  • As
  • As far as
  • As well as
  • Aside from
  • At
  • Barring
  • Because of
  • Before
  • Behind
  • Below
  • Beneath
  • Beside
  • Besides
  • Between
  • Beyond
  • By
  • By means of
  • Circa
  • Concerning
  • Despite
  • Down
  • Due to
  • During
  • In
  • In accordance with
  • In addition to
  • In case of
  • In front of
  • In lieu of
  • In place of
  • In spite of
  • In to
  • Inside
  • Instead of
  • Into
  • Except
  • Except for
  • Excluding
  • For
  • Following
  • From
  • Like
  • Minus
  • Near
  • Next
  • Next to
  • Past
  • Per
  • Prior to
  • Round
  • Since
  • Off
  • On
  • On account of
  • On behalf of
  • On to
  • On top of
  • Onto
  • Opposite
  • Out
  • Out from
  • Out of
  • Outside
  • Over
  • Owing to
  • Plus
  • Than
  • Through
  • Throughout
  • Till
  • Times
  • To
  • Toward
  • Towards
  • Under
  • Underneath
  • Unlike
  • Until
  • Unto
  • Up
  • Upon
  • Via
  • With
  • With a view to
  • Within
  • Without

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List of Prepositions in English Grammar

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Prepositions of Place

A preposition of place (or prepositions of location) is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located.

List of Prepositions of Place

Learn list of prepositions of place with pictures, meaning and example sentences.


Meaning: Used with the name of a container, place, or area to say where someone or something is

Example: There is some milk in the fridge.


Meaning: Touching a surface or being supported by a surface

Example: He sat on the chair.


Meaning: Lower than (or covered by) something else

Example: She was hiding under the table.

Next to

Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else.

Example: There was a little girl sitting next to him.


Meaning: Something in the middle of two objects or things (or places)

Example: The English Channel is between France and England.


Meaning: In the middle of or surrounded by other people or things

Example: Mary is popular among the students.

In front of

Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else

Example: I can’t see because of the person in front of me.


Meaning: At the back (part) of something

Example: He put his hands behind his back.


Meaning: In a higher position than something else

Example: The helicopter hovered above the house.


Meaning: Lower than something else

Example: A small stream runs below that bridge.


Meaning: Near and close to are similar to next to/beside but there is more of a distance between the two things

Example: Our house is near the supermarket.

Far from

Meaning: A long distance away

Example: The restaurant is not far from here.


Meaning: Used to say exactly where something or someone is

Example: She lost her earrings at the door.

Prepositions of Place: Prepositions List with Pictures

List of prepositions of place in one picture

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Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions of Direction (or Prepositions of Movement) are used to show movement from one place to another. These prepositions are most often used with verbs of motion and are found after the verb.

List of Prepositions of Movement with Pictures

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The preposition down indicates movement from a higher to a lower position.

Example: It came down the stairs.


The preposition up indicates movement from a lower to a higher position.

Example: It went up the stairs.

Out of

The preposition out of indicates movement from inside a space to outside a space.

Example: She flounced out of the house.


The preposition into refers to movement from the outside to the inside of a three dimensional space and it can be used to express the idea of movement in the direction of something, often resulting in actually hitting it.

Example: We went into the shop on the corner.


The preposition toward is used to say that someone or something moves, looks, faces,… in the direction of someone or something.

Example: He was standing with his back toward me.


The preposition away is used to say that someone leaves a place or person, or stays some distance from a place or person.

Example: She turned away and stared out of the window.


The preposition past describes a movement at the far side of something or beyond something.

Example: Walk past the theater on the right and the bank is on the left.


The preposition over is used to talk about movement from one side of a place to another. It usually refers to movement in relation to two-dimensional surfaces (a lawn, lake, table etc) or to show when something is positioned on the opposite side of a line (a river, bridge, road etc).

Example: The cat jumped over the wall.


The preposition onto used to show movement into or on a particular place.

Example: The cat jumped onto the roof.


The preposition off describes a movement away from something.

Example: We get off the train at the next stop.


The preposition around refers to going along its edge in a circular direction.

Example: You must drive around the city center to reach the cinema.


The preposition under describes a movement below the surface of something.

Example: The cat is under the table.


The preposition along is used to show movement following a line, it is also sometimes used to show a specific position in relation to a line or to show when things are positioned in a line.

Example: He’s walking along the path.


The preposition across is used for describing a position that is stretching from a certain place to the other or from one side to the other.

Example: You must walk across the street at the crosswalk.


The preposition through is used for describing movement from particular point to the other or from one end to the other.

Example: The car went through the tunnel.

Prepositions of Movement | Prepositions List Picture

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Prepositions of Movement - Prepositions of Direction

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