These are groups of words that are used with the force of a single preposition.
According to some people, education should be free for all.
The cat along with her kittens is sleeping under the bed.
Medicines should be kept away from children.
Because of your stupidity, we are in trouble now.
By dint of
He succeeded by dint of hard work.
By means of
Birds propagate themselves by means of eggs.
By virtue of
They won by virtue of their superior strength.
For the sake of
For the sake of your safety, never stand directly behind a horse.
In accordance with
You should act in accordance with the law.
In addition to
Salesmen receive a commission in addition to their normal salary.
On behalf of
I am standing here on behalf of my colleagues.
In case of
In case of fire, dial 101.
In favour of
I voted in favour of the proposal.
In front of
Don’t park your car in front of the gate.
In order to
He practiced day and night in order to regain his lost form.
In compliance with
The company had to cease its operations in compliance with the order of the court.
In spite of
In spite of trying hard, we could not succeed.
Instead of losing heart, he started working harder.
In the event of
Seat belts will reduce the chance of serious injury in the event of a car crash.
On account of
On account of bad weather, we were forced to cancel the party.
Owing to his illness, the meeting was postponed.
With reference to
I am writing in reference to an article published in the latest edition of your magazine.
With regard to
New laws should be enacted with regard to food safety.