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English Prepositions

A preposition is a word governing, and usually coming in front of, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element, as in:

  • She left before breakfast.

  • What did you come for?
    (For what did you come?)

Short List of Common Prepositions

A Simple Rule for Prepositions

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

Prepositions List - full list with example sentences

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