Tagged: prepositions

Words Used Without Prepositions

We do not use prepositions in some common expressions. In some other expressions, we can leave them out. After discuss, enter, marry, lack, resemble and approach Verbs like discuss, enter, marry, lack, resemble and approach are normally followed by direct...

Preposition Beyond

Beyond means on the far side of. It is a preposition.  The house is beyond the bridge. We will be safe when we get beyond the river. Beyond can also mean exceeding, out of reach of and similar ideas. Your work is beyond all praise....

What Preposition To Use?

It is not always easy to know which preposition to use after a particular noun, verb or adjective. Here are some of the most common combinations. Note that alternatives are sometimes possible. Abide by You must abide by the...

Against As A Preposition

Against means not in favour of There were twenty votes against the proposal and only fourteen in favour of it, so it was abandoned. We rowed hard against the current, but made little progress. Against can also mean hitting or touching. I hit my...

What Are Prepositions

A preposition is a word like on, in, off, about and over. It is normally followed by a noun or pronoun. There is a cat on the roof. He is fond of children. She...

Adverb Particle

Adverb particles are words like up, off, in, down and out, used as part of a phrasal verb. Come in. Stand up. He walked away. Many words of this kind can be used as...

Common Expressions With Prepositions

It is not easy to figure out which preposition to use after a particular noun, verb or adjective. Accuse somebody of something She accused me of reading her letters. Afraid of I am afraid...