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Prepositions are words that are usually followed by nouns
or pronouns. A noun or pronoun that comes after a preposition is calles the object of the preposition

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Below there are some of the most common prepositions, their meanings and examples on each one of them

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1- About
() a. On the subject of
This is a story about elephants
( ) b. Approximately
He is about ten years old



2- Above
( - ) a. Higher than; over
The plane flew above the clouds



3- Across
() a. From one side to the other
We walked across the field
( ) b. On the other side of
There is a store across the street



4- After
( {}) a. Later in time
after ten o'clock; after lunch
( {}) b. In pursuit of
The dog ran after the cat





to be continuoued
all my respect

- Behind
() a. At the back of
The little girl hid behind her mother.
() b. Late
I am behind in my work
( ) c. Cause; origin
Who was behind that idea





12- Below
() a. Lower than; under
below freezing; below sea level





13- Beneath
. () Lower than; below
beneath the earth





14- Beside
() Next to; at the side of
I sit beside her in class





15- Besides
( - ) Also; as well as
We study other languages besides English





16- Between
( ) a. An intermediate location:
Toronto lies between Montreal and Vancouver.
( ) b. An intermediate time
between Christmas and New Year's Day
( ) c. Intermediate in a series:
B comes between A and C in the alphabet.
( ) d. Within a group of two:
The money was shared between two people







Soon enough i will continue the other prepositions

all my respect

- Beyond
( ) a. Farther than
The mountains lie beyond the horizon.
() b. Further than; exceeding
That was beyond my expectations.


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18- But
( - ) Except:
I have read all but the last chapter.


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19- By
() a. Near
a house by the sea
() b. Past
He waved as he drove by the house.
( ) c. In units of
cheaper by the dozen; sold by weight
( - ) d. Through the means of
travel by plane; written by him


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20- Despite
1: inspite of
: We walked downtown despite the rain.


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21- Down
1: To a lower position
: The ball rolled down the hill.


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22- During
: Throughout a period:
: She works during the day.

23- Except
: Not including :
: I have visited everyone except him.




24- For ( )
1 : Duration of time
: We walked for two hours.
2: Distance:
: I walked for five kilometers.
3: Purpose:
: I bought this jacket for you.
4:In favor of: ( )
: We are for the proposal.
5: Considering:
: The boy is clever for his age.




25-From
1: Place of origin:
: We left from Boston; he comes from Mexico
2: Start of a period of time:
:from now on; from yesterday until today
3: Cause:
: He suffers from nervousness.
4: Source:
I first heard the story from you.




26-In
1: Within a location:
: in the room; in London in the building
2: Within a certain time:
: I will return in an hour.
3: () By means of:
: write in pencil; speak in English



27- Inside
: Within:
: They are inside the house.



28- Into
1: To the inside of:
: We stepped into the room.
2: Change of condition:
: The boy changed into a man.

29- Like
1: ()Resembling:
: That looks like him.


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30- Near
: Close to:
: near the school; near the ocean

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31- Of
1: ()
: the middle of the road ; the sound of music
2: Part of a group:
: one of us; a member of the team
3: () Measurement:
: a cup of milk; two meters of snow

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32-Off
1: Not on; away from:
: Please keep off the grass.

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33- On
1: ( ) Touching the surface of:
: on the table; on the wall
2: A certain day:
: That happened on Sunday, on the 6th of June.
3: A certain street:
: on South Street
4: A state or condition:
: on strike; on fire; on holiday
5: ( )By means of:
: shown on television

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34- Onto
: To a position on:
The child climbed onto the table.
    
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