English Prepositions

The following list contains the key English prepositions for English language learners. There are more than 150 English prepositions in English. However, this list contains the most commonly used and serves as an excellent starting English prepositions list for most learners and classes. These English prepositions are divided into one word, two word prepositions and three word prepositions. The two word and three word English prepositions are also known as prepositional phrases.

One Word Prepositions

about
above
across
after
against
along
among
around
as
at
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
between
beyond
by
despite
down
during
except
for
from
in
including
inside
into
like
near
next
of
off
on
onto
opposite
out
outside
over
past
through
to
toward
towards
under
until
up
upon
with
without

Multiple Word Prepositions

Two Word Prepositions

according to
ahead of
aside from
because of
close to
due to
except for
far from
inside of
instead of
near to
next to
out from
out of
outside of
regardless of

Three Word Prepositions

as far as
as well as
by means of
in accordance with
in addition to
in case of
in front of
in place of
in spite of
on account of
on behalf of
on top of
with regard to