Preposition Examples Sentences with Picture
Prepositions are one of the most used grammar subjects in English and in any other given language. You can and will encounter it in everyday speaking, language exams, and in so many more content. It is important to have a good understanding of prepositions to know the language better. It is not a hard subject, and you can understand it with the information given here. Let’s see the important prepositions and examples.
In is used when you are talking about something inside something (can be a place, belonging, etc.), and when you are talking about time.
- I left my purse in the restaurant.
- I put the pickles in the fridge.
- I left the house in the morning.
- I will call you back in one hour.
On is used when you are talking about something above something physically (it can be a place, a street, or a belonging), and days of the week.
- I put my keys on the table.
- Can you check if my book is on the counter?
- I always go there on Tuesdays.
At is used before hours, when you are mentioning noon or night, locations, and specific holidays such as Christmas.
- I study in a college at Hollywood boulevard.
- I will come to get you at 9 PM.
- Can you come to lunch with me at noon?
- He always visits at Christmas.
To is used to define directions.
- I will go to Canada next month.
- Can you drive me to the coffee shop?
For is used to describe a duration or as a conjunction.
- I bought these flowers for you.
- We are waiting for two hours.
Of is used to describe a belonging and as a measurement preposition.
- This is the collar of my cat.
- Why did you take the money of my mother?
- Can I have two cups of flour?
By is one of the most used prepositions and has many meanings depending on context. It can be used to describe a specific time period, when you need to describe a means of transportation, and when you are describing a place near somewhere.
- I need those documents by next week.
- You can get here by metro easily.
- I want a house by the sea.
Without is used when you are describing the absence of something.
- It will feel so empty without me.
- How will you do your homework without a pencil?
100 Preposition List
9. according to
11. in to
12. out from
15. in lieu of
26. on account of
35. in case of
37. owing to
40. on behalf of
45. in spite of
52. due to
55. ahead of
57. prior to
58. with a view to
62. in place of
66. by means of
67. out of
68. close to
69. away from
75. except for
79. as well as
81. as far as
83. in addition to
84. in front of
85. next to
88. in accordance with
91. on to
99. instead of