37 Common Prepositions


Prepositions are small words that are related to another element in the sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence by locating events, people and objects in time and place.

Below you can see a list of the most commonly used Prepositions:

  • At
  • By
  • For
  • From
  • In
  • On
  • To
  • With
  1. I am at the supermarket. (specific place)
  2. He went by bus. (using the means of…)
  3. They went for a walk. (with the purpose of …)
  4. He works from nine to six. (starting point of a movement)
  5. The juice is in the fridge. (inside a closed place)
  6. The cat jumped on the table. (over a surface with some contact)
  7. He went to the kitchen. (moving toward a destination)
  8. She played with her son in the living room. (accompanied by…)

Prepositions don’t stand alone but act with other elements of the sentence to create the main senseSome of the most Common Prepositions are prepositions of movement, time or place, some others just provide further information to the reader.

  1. At (being in a specific place);
  2. By (using the means of…);
  3. For (with the purpose of…);
  4. From (starting point of a movement);
  5. In (being inside a closed 3-dimensional place);
  6. On (being on a surface and having some contact with it);
  7. To (moving towards a destination);
  8. With (accompanied by…).

Prepositions are important as they provide additional information about the sentence. Some of the most Common Prepositions are prepositions of movement, time or place.

The most commonly used prepositions include: At, on, in, by, from, with, for and to.

For example:
— “I usually go to work by bike when it is sunny.” = Through the medium of the bike.
— “He went to the beach with his friends.” = He is accompanied by his friends.
— “We fight for our rights!” = We fight with the purpose of retaining our rights.

(e.g. at the supermarket, in the fridge, on the table).

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