Advanced English Grammar and Prepositions 1

Learning prepositions can cause many difficulties for learners of the English language.

It does help to learn what prepositions are — and how they are used — but more importantly, you need to know the word combinations that you’ll find them in.

It’s a fact, some words just go together and all you can do is learn them ‘by heart.’

There are no specific reasons why— well, at least not obvious ones — and students often find this particular item of the English language difficult to master. is a good place to improve your knowledge of English Prepositions.  Use the Menu on the left of the website to learn about various aspects of Prepositions (amongst other things!).

Happy learning!

List of English Prepositions 1

Wikipedia proposes here a list of English prepositions. In English, some prepositions are short, typically containing six letters or fewer. There are, however, a significant number of multi-word prepositions. Throughout the history of the English language, new prepositions have come into use, old ones fallen out of use, and the meaning of existing prepositions has changed.

Prepositions in English

There are more than 100 prepositions in English. Yet this is a very small number when you think of the thousands of other words (nouns, verbs etc). Prepositions are important words. We use individual prepositions more frequently than other individual words. In fact, the prepositions of, to and in are among the ten most frequent words in English. is a great place to start learning about prepositions in English.

Below are some pages with lists of prepositions and example sentences.