Prepositions Used in a Sentence

A preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or noun equivalent to show its relation to some other word in the sentence.

The followings are the top 15 types of Prepositions Used in a Sentence.

Prepositions Used in a Sentence

Prepositions Used in a Sentence



  1. There are dirty marks on the floor.
  2. Leave the books on the table.
  3. He sat on the grass.
  4. We stood on one foot.
  5. He had a blister on his foot.
  6. He wore a ring on his finger.
  7. There is a coat on a hook.
  8. They sat on a chair.


  1. Please speak in Spanish.
  2. The letter was written in biro (a kind of ball pen).
  3. The lines were printed in italics/capitals.
  4. Say it in a few words.


  1. We knelt before the shrine.
  2. Your name comes before mine on the list.
  3. The task before us is not an easy one.
  4. The future before me is bleak.


  1. Peter drives at 70 kmph (kilometre per hour).
  2. The man was shooting at the crowd.
  3. The dog rushed at me.
  4. We ran at the thief.
  5. The boys threw stones at the frogs in the pond.


  1. The Cloud is a poem by Shelley.
  2. I went to New York by bus.
  3. May I pay by cheque?
  4. I shall contact you by letter/telephone.
  5. He earns his living by writing.


  1. I’m on holiday from 25 December.
  2. There’s traffic in the streets from dawn till dusk.
  3. He was blind from birth.
  4. She drew water from a well.
  5. He’s descended from a royal family.
  6. This is a passage from Macaulay.
  7. I took away the knife from him.
  8. I took the money from my purse.
  9. Have you borrowed the book from the library?
  10. The poor suffer from cold in winter.
  11. She did it from jealousy.
  12. He died from overwork.
  13. From a teacher’s point of view, this dictionary will be very useful.


  1. She stood behind me.
  2. The post office is behind our house.
  3. Hide behind the tree.
  4. The sun is hidden behind the clouds.
  5. Bring out the deeper meaning behind the passage.
  6. She is behind other students in English grammar.
  7. My family is behind me in my decision to read medicine.
  8. He walked behind the carriage.
  9. The mail train is running behind time.
  10. One has to understand the cunning behind his smile.
  11. The dead man has left behind a big debt.
  12. He hid behind the tree
  13. Do you know who is behind this conspiracy?
  14. Please close the door behind you when leaving
  15. The whole country was behind the elected leader.


  1. The village is situated beyond the river.
  2. The beauty of the scene is beyond human imagination.
  3. To understand this poem is beyond your intelligence.
  4. Nobody knows what lies beyond death.


  1. Besides you, there were five other passengers there.
  2. Besides football, he plays tennis also.
  3. Besides their ave one ho other qualifications of the candidates.


  1. West Bengal is situated between Bihar and Bangladesh.
  2. Hitler came to power in the period between the First and the Second World Wars.
  3. The accident occurred between 10 p.m and midnight.
  4. The speaker stood between a table in front and the wall behind him.


  1. They cross-examined everyone but Tapas.
  2. Their paternal property brought them nothing but trouble.
  3. In the morning he takes nothing but orange juice.
  4. I shall believe nothing but the truth.


  1. They went out of the room one after another.
  2. The train started after 7 p.m.
  3. The son has taken after his father.
  4. The effect comes after the cause.
  5. He always runs after money.
  6. After all his great efforts, he could not pass the test.
  7. After all, we are Bengalees.
  8. Take rest after hard work.


  1. He leaned against the wall.
  2. This plan will go against your interests.
  3. You should save against a rainy day.
  4. India scored only 280 runs against Sri Lanka’s 450.
  5. The house looked dark against the background of the bright sky.
  6. I have nothing to say against you personally.
  7. We must give priority to the struggle against population explosion.
  8. On the votes being counted, it was found that 120 had voted in favour of and 200 against the bill.


  1. He was below me in school.
  2. His age is definitely below twenty.
  3. There is a cut mark below your left eye.
  4. His flat is below mine.
  5. This action of yours is below your dignity.


  1. We sat beneath a tree.
  2. I have put on a vest beneath the shirt.
  3. Other contemporary poets were far beneath Rabindranath.
  4. It is beneath my dignity to accept such an invitation.

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