Prepositions beginning with O
- I live in the house at the end of the road.
- Do you like the work of Shakespeare?
- What was the cost of this book?
- He lives in the City of Westminster.
- It was kind of you to help me.
- This is the cause of the problem.
- He died of cancer.
- Most tables are made of wood.
- Can I have a cup of coffee?
- I know some of these people.
- I don't know any of these people.
- He lives south of London.
- He lives in the south of London.
- Please take your shoes off the table.
- Keep off the grass.
- It fell off the table and broke.
- They live in a street off Fifth Avenue.
- Please don't put your shoes on the table.
- The picture is on page 7.
- We live on a busy road. It's very noisy.
- She is sunbathing on the beach.
- Is there water on the Moon?
- I need a book on bio-chemistry.
- My birthday is on Monday.
- I start work on 7 May.
- Let's meet on the weekend. (American English)
- I'll see you on Christmas Day.
- You must be on time.
- He broke his leg on getting out of the car.
onto (mainly American English) see on to
- The cat jumped onto the chair.
- The police are onto us. (slang)
- There is a post office opposite my house.
- She sat opposite him and looked into his eyes.
- I don’t live in London. I live outside London.
- It was very cold outside the car.
- This is outside my scope.
- We are flying over the mountains.
- Put the blanket over the bed.
- The cat jumped over the wall.
- Let’s discuss it over dinner.
- The king ruled over the country for many years.
- The town is just over the border.
- It cost over $50. It was $53.25.
- There is rain over the whole country.
- It took over an hour to do my homework.
- The population has increased over the past twenty years.
- Can you stay with us over Christmas?
on account of
- Don't worry on account of me. Think about yourself.
on behalf of
- I'm calling you on behalf of Mr Brown. I represent him in legal matters.
- Is there a doctor on board this plane?
on to (mainly British English) see onto
- The cat jumped on to the chair.
on top of
- The cat is sitting on top of the television.
- There is a tree opposite to the house. Straight across the road.
- Sorry, we're out of whisky. But we have every drink other than whisky.
- Take your hands out of your pockets and help me!
- He went out of the room to smoke a cigarette.
- We're out of eggs. Shall I buy some?
- They stopped outside of the city to check the map before entering.
- We didn't go swimming, owing to the cold weather.