Prepositions are used to introduce objects of verbs.
Some prepositions with their usage can be seen below :
Used for belonging to, relating to, or connected with:
- That’s the bag of my friend’s sister.
- I always dreamed of being rich and famous.
Used to indicate reference:
- I got married in the summer of 2000.
- This is a picture of my family.
- I got a discount of 10 percent on the purchase.
Used to indicate an amount or number:
- I drank three cups of milk.
- A large number of people gathered to protest
Used to indicate the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward, or the direction of something:
- I am heading to the entrance of the building.
- All of us went to the movie theater.
- Please send it back to me.
Used to indicate a limit or an ending point:
- The snow was piled up to the roof.
- The stock prices rose up to 100 dollars.
Used to indicate relationship:
- This letter is very important to your admission.
- My answer to your question is in this envelop.
- Do not respond to every little thing in your life.
Used to indicate a time or a period:
- I work nine to six, Monday to Friday.
- It is now 10 to five. (In other words, it is 4:50.)
Used to indicate the use of something:
- This place is for exhibitions and shows.
- I baked a cake for your birthday.
- I put a note on the door for privacy.
- She has been studying hard for the final exam.
Used to mean because of:
- I am so happy for you.
- We feel deeply sorry for your loss.
- For this reason, I’ve decided to quit this job.
Used to indicate time or duration:
- He’s been famous for many decades.
- I attended the university for one year only.
Used to indicate being together or being involved:
- I ordered a sandwich with a drink.
- He was with his friend when he saw me.
Used to indicate "having":
- I met a guy with green eyes.
- People with a lot of money are not always happy.
Used to indicate "using":
- I wrote a letter with the golden pen.
- This is the soup that I made with tomatoes and parsley.
- He cut my hair with his gold scissors.
Used to indicate feeling:
- I am emailing you with my sincere apology.
- He came to the front stage with confidence.
Used to indicate agreement or understanding:
- Are you with me?
- Yes, I am completely with you.
- She agrees with me.
Used to indicate movement from one place to another:
- Come over to my house for dinner sometime.
- Could you roll over?
- They sent over a gift for his promotion.
Used to indicate movement downward:
- The big tree fell over on the road.
- Can you bend over and get the dish for me?
- He pushed it over the edge.
Used to indicate more than an expected number or amount:
- This amount is over our prediction.
- Kids twelve and over can watch this movie.
- The phone rang for over a minute.
Used to indicate a period of time:
- I worked there over a year.
- She did not sleep there over this past month.
Used to indicate proximity:
- Can I sit by you?
- He was standing by me.
- The post office is by the bank.
Used to indicate the person that does something in a passive voice sentence:
- The microwave was fixed by the mechanic.
- The flowers were delivered by a postman.
- The branch office was closed by the head office.
Used to indicate an action with a particular purpose:
- You can pass the exam by preparing for it.
- I expressed my feeling toward her by writing a letter.
- She finally broke the record by pure effort.
Used to indicate a mean or method:
- Please send this package to Russia by airmail.
- I came here by subway.
Used when talking about something that is ordinary and general
- I was having a conversation about money.
- The little children are reading a book about Peter Pan.