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Prepositions

Prepositions are words which typically describe the relationship between two nouns.

In each of these cases, the preposition describes the relationship between the book and the table.

However, not all prepositions work this way. In fact, there are so many "weird" or exceptional prepositions that frankly, you just need to memorize them.

Here is a fairly complete list of prepositions. After studying this list, test your ability to recognize prepositions by taking the quiz that accompanies this lesson.

Prepositions

about
above
according to
across
after*
against
along
along with
among
apart from
around
as*
as for
at
because of
before*
behind
below
beneath

beside
between
beyond
but (except)
by
by means of
concerning
despite
down
during
except
except for
excepting
for
from
in
in addition to
in back of
in case of

in front of
in place of
inside
in spite of
instead of
into
like
near
next
of
off
on
onto
on top of
out
out of
outside
over
past

regarding
round
since*
through
throughout
till
to
toward
under
underneath
unlike
until*
up
upon
up to
with
within
without


Note:
Prepositions marked with an asterisk* can also serve as subordinating conjunctions. Look carefully at how they are being used in a sentence to determine whether they are being used as a preposition or as a subordinating conjunction.