List 11 - Prepositions

 

 

 

about

for

on

about 4 o’clock

for a dollar

on 28th May

about two dollars

for a week

on fire

 

for an hour

on foot 

above

for ten minutes

on holiday

above ten dollars

for you

on the left

above the roof

 

on the right

 

from

on the wall

after

from here

on time

after 3 o’clock

from London

on Tuesday

after lunch

 

 

after this week

in

over

 

in 1974

over fifty

among

in a few moments

 

among the five

in a hurry

past

among the trees

in a week’s time

a quarter past

 

in February

half past

at

in front of

 

at 7 o’clock

in great danger

since

at a distance

in New York

since 3 o’clock

at a time

in my class

since last week

at any rate

in my opinion

since Monday

at Christmas

in my view

since she died

at first

in prison

since the party

at home

in the army

since you left

at last

in the box

 

at once

in the crowd

through

at school

in the end

all through

at the airport

in the evening

through the door

at the door

in this room

 

at the top

in trouble

to

 

 

five to eight

before

near

next to

before 5 o’clock

near my school

 

before the war

near the market

under

 

 

under a tree

below

of

under age

below fifty

a box of

under fifteen years old

below the sea

a few of

under repair

down below

a great deal of

under ten dollars

 

a little of

under the control of

beside

a lot of

under the impression that

beside the door

a piece of

under the influence of

 

a quarter of

under the table

by

a tin of

under the water

by heart

all of

underneath

by mistake

half of

 

by the dozen

many of

until

by the side of

more of

until 3 o’clock

by this week

most of

until next week

by train/bus/car/taxi

much of

until tomorrow

one by one

none of

 

side by side

plenty of

with

 

several of

with a brush

during

the back of

with a knife

during the holidays

the top of

with a stick

during the lesson

 

 

during the night

off

without

 

a long way off

without doubt

 

be well off

without his help

 

off the grass

 

 

off the road

 

 

  

 

 

 

absence from duty to objection to
abundance of eagerness for obligation to
access to economy of obstruction to
admission to enmity for/with/against offence against
advice against envy of opportunity of
affection for equality with passion for
allegiance to escape from payment for
anger at/about/with esteem for pity for
anxiety for excuse for power over
appetite for experience in/of prejudice against
approval of exposure of preparation for
aptitude for failure of pride in
arrival at/in faith in proficiency in
assent to fear of quarrel with/about
assurance of fondness for question on
attack on freedom from/of regard for
attention on glance at regret for
authority for/on/over gratitude for/to reply to
bargain for/with greed for report on
battle with grief at/for request for
belief in  guess at resemblance to
benevolence towards hatred of resignation from
blindness to hope of respect for
cause for/of identity to revolt against
caution against indifference to safety from
chance of indulgence of satisfaction with
choice between inquiry into search for
comparison with insight into smell of
compassion for interview with sin against
compensation for intimacy with stain on
complaint against intrusion into submission to
concession to invitation to success in
confidence in jealousy of sympathy with
conformity to/with judge of taste of
contempt for kindness to testimony to
control over knock at traitor to
conviction of knowledge of trust in
correspondence with lecture on vote against/for
craving for likeness to wait for
dependence on liking for want of
desire for limit to wish for
difference from/to longing for witness of
discussion with look at wonder at
disgust at lust for worry about/over
dislike of meeting with yearning for
distaste for need for zeal for
distrust of obedience to zest for