English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.
|above||higher than, or over||The sun is above the clouds.|
|across||from one side to the other||It's dangerous to run across the road.|
- later than
|- The boy ran after
- I'll phone you after lunch.
- in opposition to
- in contact with
|- Stealing is
- The sofa is against the wall.
|along||from one end to the other||They are walking along the street.|
|among||surrounded by||Peter was among the spectators.|
- in a circle
- near, approximately
|- He walked
around the table.
- It costs around 50 euros.
|before||- earlier than
- in front of
|- The day before
- He bowed before the king.
|behind||at the back of||Passengers sit behind the driver.|
|below||lower than||His shorts are below his knees.|
|beneath||under||The pen was beneath the books.|
|beside||next to||The bank is beside the cinema.|
|between|| in the space
|Mary sat between Tom and Jane.|
|by||near, at the side of||The restaurant is by the river.|
|close to||near||The school is near the church.|
|down||from higher to lower||She pulled down the blind.|
|for||what is intended||I bought this book for you.|
something starts or
|The wind is blowing from the north.|
|in||at a point within an area||The pen is in the drawer.|
|in front of||directly before||The child ran out in front of the bus.|
|inside||on the inner part of||The bird is inside the cage.|
|into||enter a closed space||He went into the shop.|
|near||close to||The school is near the church.|
|next to||beside||The bank is next to the cinema.|
|off||down or away from||He fell off the horse.|
|on||in a position touching a surface||The plate is on the table.|
|onto||move to a position on a surface||The cat jumped onto the roof of the car.|
|opposite||facing, on the other side||Eva sat opposite Tom at the table.|
|out of||- move from a
|- He got out of the
- She's out of work.
|outside|| opposite of
on the outer side
|The garden is outside the house.|
- on the surface of
|- The plane flew over
- She put a sheet over the furniture.
|past||beyond||She drove past the supermarket.|
|round||in a circular movement||The earth moves round the sun.|
|through||from one side to the other||The Seine flows through Paris.|
|throughout||in every part of|| The virus spread
|to||in the direct of / towards||On the way to the station.|
|towards||in the direction of||The child ran towards her father.|
|under||beneath, below||Water flows under the bridge.|
|underneath||beneath||There was dust underneath the rug.|
|up||towards or in a higher position||She walked up the stairs.|