He ran into the tree.
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Prepositions of Time

Preposition
Sentence Structure
Sample Sentence
Visual Explanation
at

at + a specific time

at + night

1. The movie starts at 8:00pm.

2. My class is at 8:15am.

in

in + month

in + year

in + the morning


in + the afternoon


in
+ the evening

1. Seth was born in May.

2. She was born in 1980.

3. You have soccer practice in the morning.

4. Your dentist appointment is in the afternoon.

5. They have a party in the evening

on

on + day of the week

on + date of the month

1. I go back to school on Monday.

2. I was born on July 3, 1984.

from/to

From (a specific time) to a (specific time)

I go to school from 8:00am to 3:00pm everyday.



Prepositions of Place
Preposition
Sentence Structure
Sample Sentence
Visual Explanation
at

at + the place

1. They are at the grocery store.

*at is most commonly used when you are standing next to something, but not actually in it.
in

in + the (object)

The family is in the car.

on

on + the (object)

The children are singing on the stage.

next to next to + the (object)

The Children are next to the school.

under under + the (object)

The gondola is going under the bridge.
*gondola = boat

between between +
(object) and (object).
The woman in white is between the woman in the green and the woman in the red.          
on top of

on top of + the (object)

The car is on top of the world.

opposite

opposite + adjective + preposition + (object)

opposite + preposition + (object)

The women are sitting on opposite sides of the table.

The women are opposite of each other.

behind behind + the (object)

The girl is behind the desk.

through through + the (object). The train is going through the tunnel.
over over + the (object). The students are lifting their caps over their heads.


Prepositions of movement

Preposition
Sentence Structure
Sample Sentence
Visual Explanation
to

to + the (object)

He’s carrying the garbage to the trash can.

through

through + the (object)

The man looked through the telescope.

across

across + the (object)

The pretty woman is walking across the street.

along

along + the (object)

The couple is walking along the trail.
down down + the (object) The woman walked down the aisle.
over over + the (object) The Italian Flag is hung over the bridge.
off

off  *(sentence ending)

off + the object.

1. In the morning, I turn my alarm clock off.

2. Get off the stage.

around around + the (object) The pilot will fly the plane around the world.
into

into + the (object)

The wine is being poured into the glass.


Prepositions - Reference List


A.
aboard
about
above
across
after
against
along
amid
among
anti
around
as
at

B.
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
besides
between
beyond
but
by

C.
concerning
considering

D.
despite
down
during

E.
except
excepting
excluding

F.
following
for
from

I.
in
inside
into

L.
like

M.
minus

N.
near

O.
of
off
on
onto
opposite
outside
over

P.
past
per
plus

R.
round
regarding

S.
since

T.
than
through
to
toward
towards

U.
under
underneath
unlike
until
up
upon

V.
versus
via

W.
with
within
without


Exercise
Select the correct preposition. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.
1.
I walked the store.
2.
The movie starts 8:10pm.
3.
The restaurant is open the evenings only.
4.
His birthday is Saturday.
5.
We usually have dinner 8:00pm.
6.
He leaves for New York Friday.
7.
My plane leaves midnight.
8.
They return April 24.
9.
We usually go vacation in the summer.
10.
He went to California July.


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