Prepositions are very common words. Seven of them are in the top 20 words in English. Prepositions link a word to another part of the sentence and tell us what the relationship is, for example in space or time.
What is a Preposition?
Learn what an English preposition is and what it can do.
Short list of seventy of the more common one-word prepositions
A Simple Rule for Prepositions
One very simple rule about prepositions—and, unlike most rules, this rule has no exceptions!
Prepositions of Place
on the table, above the house, over the body, at the airport, in the box
Prepositions of Time
at Christmas, in May, on Friday
For a full list of 150 prepositions, try this ebook, English Prepositions List by EnglishClub founder Josef Essberger.
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