What is a Preposition?

Preposition is important when constructing sentences. A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.

  • The relationships include time, direction, place, manner and amount.
  • A preposition links nouns, pronouns, Gerund and phrases to other words.
  • Preposition + Noun, Pronoun, Gerund or Clause


  • I will meet you on Monday (before Noun)
  • He received it from me (before Pronoun)
  • I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.(before Gerund)

The following words are the most commonly used prepositions:

About Below Excepting Off Toward
Above Beneath For On Under
Across Beside(s) From Onto Underneath
After Between In Out Until
Against Beyond In front Of Outside up
Along But Inside Over Upon
Among By In spite of Past Up to
Around Concerning Instead of Regarding With
At Despite Into Since Within
Because of Down Like Through Without
Before During Near Nhroughout With regard to
Behind Except Of To With respect to


  • There was a look about her that said everything.
  • It’s never happened to me before.
  • Aileen is proud of her family for their support.
  • she began to walk away from him.
  • He got in his car and drove off.
  • He banged his head on a beam.
  • She ran away on Friday and we haven’t seen her since.
  • Leave it with me.
One comment on “Preposition
  1. A. Nimal Santha says:

    It is very usefull and valuabl for students
    Thank you

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