Prepositions

about

in

past

care about

assist in/with

walk past

complain about/of/to

believe in

 

do something about

deal in/with

through

dream about/of

excel in

see through

speak about/against

live in

 

hear about/from/of

fill in

to

read about

glory in

accede to

remind (somebody) about/of

retire in

agree to/with

talk about/to

involve (oneself) in

answer to/for

tell (somebody) about

look in/after/at/for

apologize to/for

think about/of

send in

apply to/for

walk about

specialize in

attend to

warn about/of

spend time in

belong to

write about

succeed in

break (bad news) to

 

swim in

bring to

across

work in

complain to/about/of

swim across

 

correspond to/with

walk across

into

describe to

 

break into/off/with

explain to

after

bump into

force to

crave after/for

burst into

forget to

hanker after

come into

go to

look after/at/for/in

crash into

happen to

run after

cut into

hope to

 

dive into

invite (somebody) to

against

divide into

jump to

fight against

drive into

keep to

hit against

fall into

like to

lean against

fly into

listen to

offend against

jump into

need to

speak against/about

pour it into

occur to

struggle against

put it into

prefer to

vote against

run into

promise to

 

split into

reconcile to

among

turn into

reply to

divide among

 

send it to

quarrel among

of

shout to/at/out

share among

accuse of

speak to

 

approve of

submit to

at

ask of/for

talk to/about

aim at/for

beware of

try to

arrive at

break (oneself) of

throw to/at

fire (a gun) at

complain of/about/to

wish to

glance at

consist of

write to

have a look at

despair of

yield to

hint at

die of

 

jeer at

divest (one’s mind) of

under

laugh at

dream of/about

crawl under

look at/for/after/in

hear of/about/from

go under

point at

made of

labour under

shoot at

remind (somebody) of/about

stand under

shout at/to/out

repent of

 

smile at/on

suspect of

up

stare at

take care of

add up

throw at/to

think of/about

catch up

wait at

warn of/about

clean up

wink at

 

climb up

 

off

cover up

beside

break off/into/with

dig up

sit beside

fall off

drive up

 

finish off

get up

by

get off/on

give up

abide by

leave off

go up

live by

set off

grow up

 

switch off/on

hurry up

down

turn off/on

keep up

burn down

 


lock up

cut down

on

look up

fall down

blame on/for

mix up

lie down

call on

pick up

put down

carry on

put up

sit down

comment on

ring up

 

compliment (somebody) on

run up

for

concentrate on

save up

answer for/to

congratulate (somebody) on

shut up

apologize for/to

decide on 

stay up

apply for/to

get on/off

tie up

ask for/of

insist on

turn up

blame for/on

live on

wake up

call for

put it on

walk up

care for

rely on

wash up

crave for/after

smile on/at 

 

forgive (somebody) for

spend (money) on

with

leave for

stand on 

assist with/in

look for/at/after/in

switch on/off

agree with/to

pay for

turn on/off

break with/into/off

punish for

urge (a fact) on 

collide with

search for

 


comply with

thank (somebody) for

upon

condole with

wait for

enter upon 

correspond with/to

yearn for

 


deal with/in

 

over

differ with/from

from

fall over

fill (something) with

absolve from

jump over

overwhelm with

abstain from

knock over

play with

come from

 

provide (somebody) with

differ from/with

out

quarrel with

escape from

blow out

sleep with

hear from/about/of

come out

stay with

hide from

find out

supply (somebody) with

prevent from

go out to

 

prohibit from

leave out

 

protect (somebody/thing) from

look out

without

recover from

pick out

went without his ticket

run away from

run out of

went without saying goodbye

suffer from

shout out/at/to

 

 

throw it out

 

about

for

on

about 2 o’clock

for a dollar

on 28th May

about a dollar

for a week

on fire

 

for an hour

on foot

above

for ten minutes

on holiday

above a dollar

for you

on the left

above the roof

 

on the right

 

from

on the wall

after

from here

on time

after 1 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 6 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

next to

before

near

under

before 3 o’clock

near my school

under a tree

before the war

near the market

under age

 

 

under fifteen years old

below

of

under repair

below fifty

a box of

under ten dollars

below the sea

a few of

under the control of

down below

a great deal of

under the impression that

 

a little of

under the influence of

beside

a lot of

under the table

beside the door

a piece of

under the water

 

a quarter of

underneath

by

a tin of

 

by heart

all of

until

by mistake

half of

until 3 o’clock

by the dozen

many of

until next week

by the side of

more of

until tomorrow

by this week

most of

 

by train/bus/car/taxi

much of

with

one by one

none of

with a brush

side by side

plenty of

with a knife

 

several of

with a stick

during

the back of

 

during the holidays

the top of

without

during the lesson

 

without doubt

during the night

off

without his help

 

a long way off

 

be well off

 

 

off the grass

 

 

off the road