List 11 - Prepositions







about 4 o’clock

for a dollar

on 28th May

about two dollars

for a week

on fire


for an hour

on foot 


for ten minutes

on holiday

above ten dollars

for you

on the left

above the roof


on the right



on the wall


from here

on time

after 3 o’clock

from London

on Tuesday

after lunch



after this week




in 1974

over fifty


in a few moments


among the five

in a hurry


among the trees

in a week’s time

a quarter past


in February

half past


in front of


at 7 o’clock

in great danger


at a distance

in New York

since 3 o’clock

at a time

in my class

since last week

at any rate

in my opinion

since Monday

at Christmas

in my view

since she died

at first

in prison

since the party

at home

in the army

since you left

at last

in the box


at once

in the crowd


at school

in the end

all through

at the airport

in the evening

through the door

at the door

in this room


at the top

in trouble




five to eight



next to

before 5 o’clock

near my school


before the war

near the market




under a tree



under age

below fifty

a box of

under fifteen years old

below the sea

a few of

under repair

down below

a great deal of

under ten dollars


a little of

under the control of


a lot of

under the impression that

beside the door

a piece of

under the influence of


a quarter of

under the table


a tin of

under the water

by heart

all of


by mistake

half of


by the dozen

many of


by the side of

more of

until 3 o’clock

by this week

most of

until next week

by train/bus/car/taxi

much of

until tomorrow

one by one

none of


side by side

plenty of



several of

with a brush


the back of

with a knife

during the holidays

the top of

with a stick

during the lesson



during the night




a long way off

without doubt


be well off

without his help


off the grass



off the road







absence from duty to objection to
abundance of eagerness for obligation to
access to economy of obstruction to
admission to enmity for/with/against offence against
advice against envy of opportunity of
affection for equality with passion for
allegiance to escape from payment for
anger at/about/with esteem for pity for
anxiety for excuse for power over
appetite for experience in/of prejudice against
approval of exposure of preparation for
aptitude for failure of pride in
arrival at/in faith in proficiency in
assent to fear of quarrel with/about
assurance of fondness for question on
attack on freedom from/of regard for
attention on glance at regret for
authority for/on/over gratitude for/to reply to
bargain for/with greed for report on
battle with grief at/for request for
belief in  guess at resemblance to
benevolence towards hatred of resignation from
blindness to hope of respect for
cause for/of identity to revolt against
caution against indifference to safety from
chance of indulgence of satisfaction with
choice between inquiry into search for
comparison with insight into smell of
compassion for interview with sin against
compensation for intimacy with stain on
complaint against intrusion into submission to
concession to invitation to success in
confidence in jealousy of sympathy with
conformity to/with judge of taste of
contempt for kindness to testimony to
control over knock at traitor to
conviction of knowledge of trust in
correspondence with lecture on vote against/for
craving for likeness to wait for
dependence on liking for want of
desire for limit to wish for
difference from/to longing for witness of
discussion with look at wonder at
disgust at lust for worry about/over
dislike of meeting with yearning for
distaste for need for zeal for
distrust of obedience to zest for