Common Prepositions : List of 100 Most Popular Prepositions

Common Prepositions in English! Learn the definition of preposition, list of the most common prepositions and prepositional phrases examples in English with ESL printable infographic. 

Preposition Definition

  • Prepositions are words which link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence.
  • Prepositions usually describe the position of something, the time when something happens and the way in which something is done, although the prepositions “of”, “to” and “for” have some separate functions.

List of Most Common Prepositions

Here is the list of 100 most important prepositions in English:

  • About
  • Above
  • According to
  • Across
  • After
  • Against
  • Ago
  • Ahead of
  • Along
  • Amidst
  • Among
  • Amongst
  • Apart
  • Around
  • As
  • As far as
  • As well as
  • Aside
  • At
  • Away
  • Because of
  • Before
  • Behind
  • Below
  • Beneath
  • Beside
  • Besides
  • Between
  • Beyond
  • By
  • By means of
  • By way of
  • Close to
  • Despite
  • Down
  • Due to
  • During
  • Except
  • For
  • From
  • Hence
  • In
  • In accordance with
  • In addition to
  • In case of
  • In front of
  • In lieu of
  • In place of
  • In regard to
  • In spite of
  • In to
  • Inside
  • Instead of
  • Into
  • Like
  • Near
  • Next
  • Next to
  • Notwithstanding
  • Of
  • Off
  • On
  • On account of
  • On behalf of
  • On to
  • On top of
  • Onto
  • Opposite
  • Out
  • Out from
  • Out of
  • Outside
  • Over
  • Owing to
  • Past
  • Per
  • Prior to
  • Round
  • Since
  • Than
  • Through
  • Throughout
  • Till
  • To
  • Toward
  • Towards
  • Under
  • Underneath
  • Unlike
  • Until
  • Unto
  • Up
  • Upon
  • Via
  • With
  • With a view to
  • Within
  • Without
  • Worth

Prepositional Phrase Examples

  • I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
  • He raised his arms above his head.
  • According to our records you owe us $150.
  • They’re building a new bridge across the river.
  • She waited until well after midnight.
  • She’s always rebelled against authority.
  • Just ahead of you, you’ll see a bus stop.
  • Cars were parked all along the road.
  • The new perfume was launched amidst a fanfare of publicity.
  • I saw a few familiar faces among the crowd.
  • There were two houses with a narrow path in between.
  • They work during the night and sleep by day.
  • The wind is coming from the north.
  • I’ve got a pain in my back.
  • Ow, you’re standing on my foot!
  • I’ll have to tell him.
  • What’s the name of that plant?
  • We drove through the tunnel.
  • He was up a ladder painting.
  • I left my books with Sam.

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Useful list of prepositions in English.

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GANA
GANA
1 year ago

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BE
TWEEN OF AND FOR

GANA
GANA
1 year ago

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OF AND FOR

name
name
11 months ago

idk

samuel mckinney
samuel mckinney
6 months ago

… idk

nomeansnonono
nomeansnonono
6 months ago

no

Richie Philpott
Richie Philpott
6 months ago

I hate this place it sucks

shrek
shrek
5 months ago

yeah stupid

Mookie
Mookie
2 months ago
Reply to  shrek

agreed

Lauren
Lauren
2 months ago

Boibot is controlling my life again. He told me to go on this website and comment but I do not know what it is….

Mookie
Mookie
2 months ago

whos damn teacher also sent them hear

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