• English grammar
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  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
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  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • In order to get a better understanding of the English prepositions, this subchapter gives you an overview of the most common prepositions in the English language

    Most common English prepositions with examples

    The table below shows the most common prepositions and examples. 

    Preposition Example
    Aboard I'm going aboard the ship. 
    About  This movie is about cowboys. 
    Above He lives above a supermarket. 
    According to According to the instructions, we have to wait for an hour. 
    After  We can go to the beach after lunch.
    Ahead of He has a long flight ahead of him. 
    Amid I saw my friend amid the busy crowd. 
    Among Tonight we are among friends. 
    Around She wore a belt around her waist. 
    As  He works as a manager. 
    As of The course was finished as of July 1st. 
    As per They were too early, as per usual. 
    Astride She sat astride the horse. 
    At  I will wait for you at the library. 
    Athwart A chair was placed athwart the exit. 
    Atop They sat atop of the roof, waiting for the sun to rise. 
    Across  My best friends live across the street. 
    Against She voted against the new president. 
    Along  We love long walks along the beach. 
    Around  They will come to our house around 1 o'clock. 
    Barring Barring bad weather, we will be able to go to the beach. 
    Because of I was late because of the traffic in town. 
    Beyond  They went out beyond midnight. 
    Before  She can not wake up before 9 in the morning. 
    Behind  The cat is sitting behind the door. 
    Beneath  Can you get the book beneath the bed for me? 
    Beside Laura sat beside Claudia at the party. 
    Below This country is below sea level. 
    Between  There was an empty space between the kitchen and the living room.
    By  I would like to live by the sea. 
    Close to He lives close to London. 
    Despite Despite her hard work, she failed the exam. 
    Down The book fell down the stairs. 
    During  You can't talk during the speech.
    Due to Due to the rain, the game was cancelled. 
    Except Everyone is at the beach right now, except me. 
    Following Following dinner, they went out for a drink. 
    For This gift is for my sister. 
    From I work from 9 to 5. 
    Given Given the fact that it rains, we will not go to the beach now. 
    In  He puts the dishes in the dishwasher. 
    In front of She is waiting for you in front of the office.
    Including Can you fill out this form, including your name and date.
    Inside The cookies are inside the box. 
    Into  I want to go into the sea today. 
    Like Martina looks like her mother. 
    Near He would like to live near the city centre. 
    Next to We live next to the beach. 
    Past I walk past the supermarket every day. 
    Of  The restaurant is a mile west of here. 
    Off They jump off a cliff into the sea. 
    On He sits on the chair. 
    Onto The cat jumped onto the chair.
    Opposite The restaurant is opposite the river. 
    Out She walked out the door. 
    Out of I want to get out of this place. 
    Over  They ran over the bridge. 
    Past We walked past the restaurant. 
    Per The changes were made per my instructions. 
    Plus Two plus three is five. 
    Prior to They had dinner prior to the event. 
    Regarding The letter regarding your application. 
    Since  I have been working here since January. 
    Than He is taller than he is. 
    Through My dad is going to walk through the city centre. 
    Till Yesterday I worked till 3 o'clock. 
    To  You walked to the supermarket. 
    Towards We walk towards the horses. 
    Up They ran up the stairs in the cinema. 
    Unlike He is unlike the rest of his family. 
    Under They sit under the bridge. 
    Underneath Frank sits underneath the tree.
    Until They have to wait until Christmas Day to get their gifts. 
    Upon Put the groceries upon the table, please. 
    With  I go to school with my friends. 
    Without  He went out without a jacket.

    Examples of English prepositions in context:

    • He goes with his girlfriend to London in the summer.
    • We walked home from the centre and it took us only 20 minutes
    • She is outside, can you open the door for her? 
    • I'm not going home without you. 
    • They were talking until late last night.
    • Where is the shop? It's near the train station.
    • When the kid saw his mom, he ran towards her. 

    Test your knowledge of the prepositions in English with the exercises below.