Simple Prepositions

Simple Prepositions

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Suggested words:

In

In the house

On

On the desk

At

At school

Above

Above average

Below

Below 100

Over

Over the fireplace

Under

Under the table

Around

Around the building

Through

Through the door

Before

Before lunch

After

After 10:00

To

(Go) to Colorado

From

(Come) from Arizona

About

A story about dogs

By

Written by me

With

She wouldn’t go with us.

Without

So we went without her.

Between

Just between you and me

Among

There are no secrets among us (three).

Inside

Inside the room

Outside

Outside the box

In front of

In front of the house

Behind

Behind the tree

Next to

Next to the bank

Near

Near the library

On top of

On top of the file cabinet

Underneath

Underneath the refrigerator

Note:

Most prepositions have many meanings and are often used in combination
with other words. This is only a list of the most common prepositions and
their simplest meanings.

See also:

Grammar: Prepositions

Grammar: Prepositions: In, On, At

Grammar: Prepositions of Location

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