Preposition List

There are more than 100 prepositions in English. Yet this is a very small number when you think of the thousands of other words (nouns, verbs etc). Prepositions are important words. We use individual prepositions more frequently than other individual words. In fact, the prepositions of, to and in are among the ten most frequent words in English. Here is a list of 70 of the more common one-word prepositions. Many of these prepositions have more than one meaning. Please refer to a dictionary for precise meaning and usage


aboard          beyond          round                 about           but           save             above           by

since             across            concerning         than             after         from            through       against

like                to                   underneath        minus          toward     amid            near             towards

among          of                   under                  around        off             along           as                 on

unlike            at                   onto                    until             before      opposite      up                behind

outside         upon              below                  over             versus      beneath       past

via                 beside           per                       with             besides     plus             within          between

regarding     without