Prepositions of Direction

By | April 11, 2019

 Prepositions of Direction

Prepositions of Direction

 Prepositions of Direction

Recently Prepositions of direction indicate that something is headed for or directed to somewhere. Prepositions of direction include prepositions such as into, on, onto, through, too, toward.

Examples:

  • We watched the bus disappear into the tunnel.

  • A fly settled on my bread while I was eating it..

  • My mom must have put the pumpkin onto someone else’s trolley in the supermarket.

  • The bullet had gone through his head, but he survived.

  • The teacher has gone to the loo again.

  • The snake slithered toward the bullfrog.

These prepositions show the direction of movement from somewhere, and some of the prepositions used here are away from, from, off, out.

Examples:

  • He warned them to keep away from his apple tree..
  • Two tigers walking around are reported to have escaped from the circus..
  • The strong wind blew the wig off his head.
  • Everyone ran out of the door when the fire started.
repositionMeaningExample
abovehigher relative to something elseThe milk is above the soda in the refrigerator.
acrosson the other side ofMy friend lives across the street from me.
alongbesideThe ducks are eating along the river.
amongwithin a groupThe girl was sitting among her friends.
aroundin a circular wayThey told stories around the campfire.
atindicates a particular pointMeet me at the stop sign.
behindat the back ofThe employees parked behind the store.
belowlower relative to something elseI hung the poster below the mirror.
besidenext toCome stand beside me.
close tonearThe flowers are close to the produce section.
overaboveThe spices are over the sink.
throughfrom one point to the nextThe river runs through the woods.
towardin the direction ofThe man started walking toward the exit.
upfrom low to highThe store is right up the road.
downfrom high to lowThe boy tumbled down the hill.
betweenin the space separating two thingsThe ring fell between the couch cushions.
bynearThe thrift store is by the church.
inside/inwithinHave you ever been inside an abandoned building?
nearclose byThe movie theater is by the interstate.
next tobesideThe library is next to the post office.
ontouching somethingPut the mail on the table.
ontomoving on top of somethingThe dog climbed onto the bed.
offaway fromDon’t jump off that wall.
paston the farther side ofShe drove right past the house.
underbelow somethingThe cat slept under the bed.