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    English Preposition Dictionary

    English Preposition Dictionary

    Traditional grammars define prepositions as “words that link nouns and pronouns to other words.” Simple prepositions consist of a single word. Complex prepositions consist of two or more words. A subcategory of the English preposition, postpositions follow, rather than precede, the prepositional complement. The following dictionary lists the prepositions of the English language.

    A

    aboard
    about
    above
    absent
    according to
    across
    afore
    after
    against
    ago (postposition)
    ahead of
    along
    alongside
    amid
    amidst
    among
    amongst
    apart (postposition)
    apart from
    around
    as
    as far as
    as for
    as of
    as opposed to
    as per
    as regards
    as well as
    aside
    aside (postposition)
    aside from
    astride
    at
    at the behest of
    athwart
    atop
    away (postposition)

    B

    back to
    barring
    because of
    before
    behind
    behither
    below
    beneath
    beside
    besides
    between
    betwixen
    betwixt
    beyond
    but
    by
    by means of
    by virtue of

    C

    circa
    close to
    come
    concerning
    considering

    D

    despite
    down
    due to
    during

    E

    except
    except for
    excluding

    F

    failing
    far from
    following
    for
    for the sake of
    forby
    from

    G

    gainst
    given

    H

    hence (postposition)

    I

    in
    in accordance with
    in addition to
    in case of
    in front of
    in lieu of
    in order to
    in place of
    in point of
    in spite of
    in to
    including
    inside
    inside of
    instead of
    into

    J

    K

    L

    left of
    lest
    like

    M

    mid
    midst
    minus

    N

    near
    near to
    neath
    next
    next to
    notwithstanding
    notwithstanding (postposition)

    O

    of
    off
    on
    on (postposition)
    on account of
    on behalf of
    on to
    on top of
    onto
    opposite
    out
    out from
    out of
    outside
    outside of
    outwith
    over
    overthwart
    owing to

    P

    past
    per
    plus
    prior to
    pursuant to

    Q

    R

    rather than
    regarding
    regardless of
    respecting
    right of
    round

    S

    sans
    save
    since
    subsequent to
    such as

    T

    than
    thanks to
    that of
    through
    through (postposition)
    throughout
    thru
    till
    times
    to
    toward
    towards
    twixt

    U

    under
    underneath
    unlike
    until
    unto
    up
    up to
    upon

    V

    versus
    via
    vis-à-vis

    W

    where as
    with
    with regard to
    with respect to
    with a view to
    withal (postposition)
    within
    without

    X

    Y

    Z

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