List of Prepositions

130 Common English Prepositions

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Here is a list of 130 English prepositions. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a preposition from this list as the secret word.

Table of Contents

  • A Reminder about Prepositions
  • The Top 10 Prepositions in English
  • Sortable, Editable, and Printable List
  • Learn with Hangman!

A Reminder about Prepositions

Prepositions help us to understand relationships between words in a sentence. A preposition is a word that typically comes before a noun or pronoun and shows the noun or pronoun's relationship to other words in the sentence. Prepositions can indicate position, direction, time, or manner, and they help us to describe where something is located, how something is moving, or when something happened.
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The Top 10 Prepositions in English

  • 1. In: Indicates location (particularly a container) or time (e.g., a month).
    Example: She is in the park.
  • 2. On: Indicates location (particularly a surface) or time (e.g., a day).
    Example: The book is on the table.
  • 3. At: Indicates a specific location or a specific time.
    Example: I will meet you at the restaurant.
  • 4. For: Indicates purpose, beneficiary, or duration.
    Example: He bought a gift for his sister.
  • 5. With: Indicates means or method, accompaniment, or association.
    Example: She went shopping with her friends.
  • 6. By: Indicates means or method, or near a location.
    Example: He travels to work by bus.
  • 7. To: Indicates direction, destination, or recipient.
    Example: We are going to the beach.
  • 8. From: Indicates origin or source.
    Example: I received a letter from my friend.
  • 9. Into: Indicates movement towards the inside.
    Example: She walked into the room.
  • 10. About: Indicates a topic or subject.
    Example: They were talking about their vacation.
Read more about the top 10 prepositions in English. Read more about about "at," "in," and "on" as prepositions of time. Read more about about "at," "in," and "on" as prepositions of place.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

aboard, about, above, according to, across, after, against, ahead of, along, along with, alongside, amid, amidst, among/amongst, anti, apart from, around, as, as per, as well as, aside from, at, atop, away from, bar, barring, because of, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between, beyond, by, by means of, circa, close to, concerning, considering, contrary to, counting, depending on, despite, down, due to, during, except, except for, excepting, excluding, following, for, from, further to, given, in, in addition to, in between, in case of, in favour of, in front of, in spite of, in view of, including, inside, instead of, into, less, like, minus, near, near to, next to, notwithstanding, of, off, on, on account of, on behalf of, on board, on to, on top of, onto, opposite, opposite to, other than, out of, outside, outside of, over, owing to, past, pending, per, plus, preparatory to, prior to, pro, regarding, regardless of, respecting, round, save, since, than, thanks to, throughout, thru/through, till, to, together with, toward, towards, under, underneath, unlike, until, up, up against, up to, up until, upon, versus, via, with, with regard to, within, without

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always a preposition from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)
  • Guess the hidden preposition by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden preposition, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden preposition, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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