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Common Prepositions

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Common prepositions

Most prepositions have to do with time or place. There is no need to memorize every preposition (in fact, there are many more prepositions than those listed), but it will help you to read through the following list once or twice.

Spatial Abstract Temporal
above about after
across (from) according to around
against as (for) at
ahead of besides by
along/alongside concerning during
among considering past
apart from contrary to since
around despite till
at except (for) to
below in order to until
beneath in relation to
beside in spite of
between like
beyond notwithstanding
by of
down off
in front of on account of
in place of regarding
inside regardless of
into such as
near throughout
next to unlike
on upon
onto with
out (of)
outside
past
round
through
to
toward(s)
under(neath)
up
within