Prepositions of direction indicate that something is headed for or directed to somewhere. Prepositions of direction include prepositions such as into, onto, throughto, toward


  • A fly got into his soup while he was eating it.
  • I must have put the pumpkin onto someone else’s trolley in the supermarket.
  • The bus driver just drove through the tunnel.
  • The teacher has gone to the loo again.
  • The snake slithered toward the bullfrog.


These prepositions show direction of movement from somewhere, and the prepositions used are away from, from, off, out. 


  • He warned them to keep away from his daughter.
  • Two tigers in the circus have escaped from their cage.
  • The strong wind blew the wig off his head.
  • Everyone ran out the door when the fire started.