Prepositions beginning with A
- We climbed aboard the boat.
- Is there a doctor aboard the plane?
- What do you think about Mary?
- Let's talk about something different.
- I've just read a book about President Putin.
- The lion was pacing about its cage.
- We are flying above the clouds.
- We live in the hills, 1,000 metres above sea-level.
- It's only two degrees above freezing point. [+2ºC]
- Who came above you in the test results?
- We drove across the desert.
- The dog ran across the road.
- There is a bridge across the river.
- She lives in the house across the street. It's nearly opposite mine.
after (also conjunction)
- We had lunch [1pm] after the meeting [11am].
- Let's meet the day after tomorrow.
- Did you vote for or against the suggestion?
- He put his bicycle against the wall.
- We walked along the beach for two miles.
- There are trees along the road.
- The toilet is along the corridor.
- Their boat came alongside our boat.
- Team A worked alongside Team B during construction.
amid | amidst (poetic)
- I couldn't hear her amid the noise.
- We were lost amidst the trees.
among | amongst (mainly British English)
- Is there a doctor among us?
- There were secret police among the crowd.
- I was amongst strangers. I didn't know anyone.
- He seems to be anti my idea.
- Some people are anti everything.
- We walked around the town for an hour.
- They all sat around the camp fire.
- There is a big fence around the house.
- He was born around 1570.
- Let's meet around 7pm.
as (also conjunction)
- He is working as a waiter.
- The risk is as nothing compared to the profit.
- Ram is as tall as Anthony.
- She sat astride the horse.
- He is at school.
- We first met at a party.
- Let's start the meeting at 9 o'clock.
- He started work at 17 (years of age).
- We are aiming at sales of $1,000,000.
- The church is situated atop a hill.
- According to John, Mary was late. I believe John.
- Anthony is ahead of Rachel in the race. He'll win.
- We have a long day ahead of us. Let's get going!
à la (from French)
- It's a TV show à la CNN. Same style, similar content.
- Do you want some pork along with the chicken?
- Nobody objected apart from you, so we did it.
- As for Matt, he will arrive later.
- I have another car aside from this one. Both are red.
- We must work strictly as per the law.
- As to your behaviour, I think you were wrong.
as well as
- You should telephone as well as write, just to be sure.
- The cat ran away from the dog and escaped.
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