English Prepositions

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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 words English prepositions are also known as prepositional phrases.

One Word Prepositions

  1. about
  2. above
  3. across
  4. after
  5. against
  6. along
  7. among
  8. around
  9. as
  10. at
  11. before
  12. behind
  13. below
  14. beneath
  15. beside
  16. between
  17. beyond
  18. by
  19. despite
  20. down
  21. during
  22. except
  23. for
  24. from
  25. in
  26. including
  27. inside
  28. into
  29. like
  30. near
  31. next
  32. of
  33. off
  34. on
  35. onto
  36. opposite
  37. out
  38. outside
  39. over
  40. past
  41. through
  42. to
  43. toward
  44. towards
  45. under
  46. until
  47. up
  48. upon
  49. with
  50. without

Two Word Prepositions

  1. according to
  2. ahead of
  3. aside from
  4. because of
  5. close to
  6. due to
  7. except for
  8. far from
  9. inside of
  10. instead of
  11. near to
  12. next to
  13. out from
  14. out of
  15. outside of
  16. regardless of

Three Word Prepositions

  1. as far as
  2. as well as
  3. by means of
  4. in accordance with
  5. in addition to
  6. in case of
  7. in front of
  8. in place of
  9. in spite of
  10. on account of
  11. on behalf of
  12. on top of
  13. with regard to