English Prepositions Table [English Grammar]

English Prepositions Table [English Grammar]

English Prepositions are a class of words that express spatial or temporal relations (in, under, towards) or marking various semantic roles (of, for).

An English preposition typically combines with a noun or pronoun, or more generally a noun phrase, this being called its complement, or sometimes object. An English preposition comes before its complement.

This is English prepositions Table. In English, some prepositions are short, mostly containing six letters or fewer. There are, however, many multi-word prepositions.

English prepositions Table

Single Word English Prepositions
agiven
abaftin
abeamincluding
aboardinside
aboutinto
abovelike
absentmid (from “amid”. Usually used poetically.)
acrossmidst (from “amidst”. Usually used poetically.)
aforeminus
aftermodulo
againstnear
alongnext
alongsidenotwithstanding (also used postpositionally)
amidof
amidstoff
amongon
amongstonto
an (see “a” for usage in front of consonants)opposite
anenstout
apropos (“apropos of” is a common derived term)outside
apudover
aroundpace
as (also an adverb and a conjunction)past
asideper
astrideplus
atpro
athwartqua
atopregarding
barringround
beforesans
behindsave
belowsince
beneaththan
besidethrough, thru (informal)
besidesthroughout, thruout (informal)
betweentill (same as “until”, with prosodic restrictions)
beyondto
buttoward
bytowards
chezunder
circa (sometimes abbreviated as “c.” or “ca.”)underneath
concerningunlike
despiteuntil
downunto
duringup
exceptupon
excludingversus, commonly abbreviated as “vs.”, or (principally in law or sports) as “v.”
failingvia
followingvice, meaning “in place of”
forwith (sometimes written as “w/”)
forenenstwithin (sometimes written as “w/in” or “w/i”)
fromwithout (sometimes written as “w/o”)
worth
Two Words English Prepositions
according tonear to
ahead ofnext to
apart fromon to (contracted as onto)
as foropposite of
as ofopposite to
as perout from
as regardsout of
aside fromoutside of
astern ofowing to
back toprior to
because ofpursuant to
close torather than
due toregardless of
except forright of
far fromsubsequent to
in to (contracted as into)such as
inside of (note that inside out is an adverb, not a preposition)thanks to
instead ofthat of
left ofup to
Three words English Prepositions
as far as is one example of the many expressions which can be analyzed as as+adjective+as rather than a multiword preposition
as long as in the sense of if or since, rather than of the same length
as opposed to
as soon as
as well as
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