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Prepositions list and test

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'The woman climed over the wall.'

It's about time that we took another look at some prepositions, isn't it? Here we have a list of all the major prepositions used in English. As prepositions can have more than one meaning it would be impossible to explain them all here.

There is a quiz for you to try at the bottom.

A

aboard
about
above
across
after
against
along
amid
among
anti
around
as
at

B


before
behind
below
beneath
beside
besides
between
beyond
but
by

C


concerning
considering
despite
down
during

E


except
excepting
excluding

F


following
for
from

I


in
inside
into

L


like

M


minus

N


near

O


of
off
on
onto
opposite
outside
over

P


past
per
plus

R


regarding
round

S


save
since

T


than
through
to
toward
towards

U


under
underneath
unlike
until
up
upon

V


versus
via

W


with
within
without

  • The Nile runs ___ Egypt.





  • My country has higher mountains ___ here.





  • The goverment brought in a ban ___ smoking in public.





  • I have a fear ___ snakes.





  • What did you talk ___ ?





  • I don't want to argue ___ you?





  • She looks ___ her mother.





  • He came ___ midnight.





  • You can use it ___ me.





  • Return your homework to me ___ Wednesday.





  • The book shop is just ___ the hotel.