This article will acquaint candidates with the List of Prepositions in English Grammar. Knowledge of common prepositions will help them to clear the English section of any competitive exam very easily.
Candidates can go through important Preposition Rules in the linked article.
Aspirants who are willing to apply for the various Government exams must go through the list of prepositions and common prepositions of English carefully as the English language is a key part of the syllabus for most of these exams.
Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of various government exams in the links given below:
List of Prepositions
There are hundreds of prepositions in English grammar. This is quite small when you think of thousands of other words like verbs, nouns, etc. However, we use prepositions more frequently than any other words in English.
Check General English For Competitive exams for more articles based on concepts, rules, lists with example sentences, questions and answers, etc. for the preparation of the English section of competitive exams.
Given below is the list of most common prepositions used in the English language. Along with the prepositions, the list specifies the type of preposition and an example sentence for each of the prepositions, which would help candidates to understand them better.
Common Prepositions List
|above||position||There was a display of fireworks above the town.|
|across||position||His dog lay across his lap.|
|direction||The vendor walked across the street to sell fruits.|
|after||time||Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Texas.|
|against||position||The grasscutter was kept against the fence.|
|direction||My aunt threw the painting against the wall.|
|along||direction||The road led along the forest.|
|among||position||The child hid among the trees.|
|around||position||The fence around the house is necessary for safety.|
|at||location||They have a dishwasher at home.|
|time||Today the meeting is at 6 p.m.|
|away from||direction||The hospital staff led the body away from the other patients.|
|before||time||I go to the gym before college.|
|behind||position||We parked the car behind the school building.|
|below||position||Just below the pocket was a stain.|
|beneath||position||There is a tunnel beneath the Alps.|
|beside||position||He sat beside her in the front seat.|
|between||position||The garden between the two houses is beautiful|
|by||position||Go by the road to reach your destination.|
|time||By the time the guests arrived, the snacks were over.|
|down||direction||He goes up and down the stairs for a workout.|
|during||time||His phone rang during the meeting with the CEO.|
|for||time||They went to Dubai for a week.|
|from||direction||He came running from home to catch the bus.|
|time||The show will run from 10 p.m to 12 p.m.|
|in||position||His mother kept his clothes in the cupboard.|
|location||My parents are living in Japan.|
|time||The play will end in some minutes.|
|in front of||position||He was waiting for his friend in front of the pub.|
|inside||position||The cat hid inside the drawer.|
|into||direction||Put the food into the fridge.|
|near||position||The car was parked near the mall.|
|next to||position||The best friends sat next to each other.|
|off||direction||She rolled off the stairs.|
|on||position||The jug is on the shelf.|
|location||Her house is on the main road|
|time||My vacation begins on Tuesday.|
|onto||direction||The dog jumped onto his lap.|
|out of||direction||The cab arrived the moment they walked out of the hotel.|
|outside||location||There was an old man outside the temple.|
|over||position||He saw flames over the school building.|
|direction||She jumped over the rat.|
|through||position||A long tunnel goes through these mountains.|
|direction||He chose to walk through the subway.|
|till||time||They waited till the guests arrived to cut the cake.|
|to||direction||She prefers walking to work.|
|time||The party is from 9 to 11.|
|toward(s)||direction||The steamer sailed towards the riverbank.|
|under||position||The rat is under my bed.|
|direction||The fish swam under the ship.|
|underneath||position||Their bedroom is right underneath ours.|
|until||time||She can’t wait until next month for the treatment.|
|up||direction||We climbed up the mountains to see the serene view.|
Candidates preparing for the upcoming government exams must carefully go through the list of prepositions to ace the English Language section.
Take up the exercise on Prepositions Questions And Answers to practise well for the exams. Candidates can also go through important questions and answers on different general English topics given below for practice and revision.
- Direct & Indirect Speech Questions & Answers
- Idioms and Phrases Questions and Answers
- Synonyms Questions And Answers
More such important questions and answers pertaining to different English language topics are given on the Verbal Ability page, check the link for assistance.
Aspirants of various government exams can go through the differences between the most common but confusing words to gain clarity and avoid mistakes while solving questions of general English in the examinations.
|Difference Between Award and Reward||Difference Between Fair and Fare|
|Difference Between Affect and Effect||Difference Between Besides and Beside|
Check out 100 difference between articles for revision on the linked page to analyse the differences between various concepts, important subjects, topics, etc. for exam preparation.
Check other topics relevant for government exam preparation:
|Unemployment In India||Famous Books and Authors|
|Millets In India||Letter Writing Format|
|Principles of Insurance||Governors in India|
|Tenses Rules||Functions Of Bank|
Also, check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the types of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.