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					Prepositions – Time
   English                       Usage                                    Example
   on                  days of the week                           on Monday

                        months / seasons
                                                                    in August / in winter
                        time of day
                                                                    in the morning
     in                year
                                                                    in 2006
                        after a certain period of time
                                                                    in an hour
                         (when?)

                        for night
                                                                    at night
                        for weekend
     at                                                            at the weekend
                        a certain point of time
                                                                    at half past nine
                         (when?)

                        from a certain point of time
     since                                                         since 1980
                         (past till now)

                        over a certain period of time
     for                                                           for 2 years
                         (past till now)

     ago               a certain time in the past                 2 years ago

                        earlier than a certain point of
     before                                                        before 2004
                         time

     to                telling the time                           ten to six (5:50)

     past              telling the time                           ten past six (6:10)

     to / till /       marking the beginning and
                                                                    from Monday to/till Friday
      until              end of a period of time

                        in the sense of how long
     till / until                                                  He is on holiday until Friday.
                         something is going to last

                                                                    I will be back by 6 o’clock.
                        in the sense of at the latest
     by                                                            By 11 o'clock, I had read five
                        up to a certain time
                                                                     pages.




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Prepositions – Place (Position and Direction)
      English                     Usage                                        Example
                         room, building, street, town,
                                                                        in the kitchen, in London
                          country
                                                                        in the book
      in                book, paper etc.
                                                                        in the car, in a taxi
                         car, taxi
                                                                        in the picture, in the world
                         picture, world

                         meaning next to, by an
                          object                                        at the door, at the station
                         for table                                     at the table
      at                for events                                    at a concert, at the party
                         place where you are to do                     at the cinema, at school, at
                          something typical (watch a                     work
                          film, study, work)

                         attached                                      the picture on the wall
                         for a place with a river                      London lies on the Thames.
                         being on a surface                            on the table
      on                for a certain side (left, right)              on the left
                         for a floor in a house                        on the first floor
                         for public transport                          on the bus, on a plane
                         for television, radio                         on TV, on the radio

      by, next to,      left or right of somebody or                  Jane is standing by / next
       beside             something                                      to / beside the car.

                         on the ground, lower than
      under              (or covered by) something                     the bag is under the table
                          else

                         lower than something else                     the fish are below the
      below
                          but above ground                               surface

                         covered by something else
                                                                        put a jacket over your shirt
                         meaning more than
                                                                        over 16 years of age
      over              getting to the other side
                                                                        walk over the bridge
                          (also across)
                                                                        climb over the wall
                         overcoming an obstacle

                         higher than something else,
      above                                                            a path above the lake
                          but not directly over it




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      English                      Usage                                         Example
                          getting to the other side
                                                                          walk across the bridge
      across              (also over)
                                                                          swim across the lake
                          getting to the other side

                          something with limits on
      through                                                            drive through the tunnel
                           top, bottom and the sides

                          movement to person or
                           building                                       go to the cinema
      to                 movement to a place or                         go to London / Ireland
                           country                                        go to bed
                          for bed

                                                                          go into the kitchen / the
      into               enter a room / a building
                                                                           house

                          movement in the direction
      towards             of something (but not                          go 5 steps towards the house
                           directly to it)

                          movement to the top of
      onto                                                               jump onto the table
                           something

      from               in the sense of where from                     a flower from the garden



Other important Prepositions
   English                      Usage                                            Example
   from                who gave it                                     a present from Jane

                        who/what does it belong to                      a page of the book
      of
                        what does it show                               the picture of a palace

      by               who made it                                     a book by Mark Twain

                        walking or riding on
                         horseback                                       on foot, on horseback
      on
                        entering a public transport                     get on the bus
                         vehicle

      in               entering a car / Taxi                           get in the car



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English                          Usage                                             Example
                        leaving a public transport
   off                                                                 get off the train
                         vehicle

   out of              leaving a car / Taxi                           get out of the taxi

                        rise or fall of something                      prices have risen by 10
   by                  travelling (other than walking                  percent
                         or horseriding)                                by car, by bus

   at                  for age                                        she learned Russian at 45

                        for topics, meaning what
   about                                                               we were talking about you
                         about


   Uses of Prepositions after Certain Verbs                         come from
   account for
                                                                     consent to
   agree on (something)
                                                                     consist of
   agree with (someone)
                                                                     convince (someone) of (something)
   apologize to
                                                                     decide on (upon)
   apply for
                                                                     depend on (upon)
   approve of
                                                                     get rid of
   argue with (someone)
                                                                     hear about
   ask for
                                                                     hear from
   believe in
                                                                     hear of
   belong to
                                                                     insist on (upon)
   blame (someone) for (something)
                                                                     invite (someone) to
   blame (something) on (someone)
                                                                     laugh at
   borrow from
                                                                     listen for
   call on (upon)
                                                                     listen to
   care for
                                                                     look at
   compliment (someone) on
                                                                     look for




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   look forward to                                                  composed of

   object to                                                        content with

   plan on                                                          dependent on (upon)

   provide for                                                      different from (than)

   provide with                                                     disappointed in

   recover from                                                     due to

   remind (someone) of                                              followed by

   search for                                                       fond of

   see about                                                        have respect for

   substitute for                                                   in accordance with
                                                              
   talk about                                                       angry at (someone)

   talk of                                                          angry with (someone)

   telephone to                                                     based on

   think about                                                      independent of

   think of                                                         in regard to

   wait for                                                         interested in

   wait on (meaning serve)                                          limited to

                                                                     married to
   Uses of Prepositions with Certain Adjectives
    and in Idiomatic Expressions                                     proud of

   according to                                                     related to

   accustomed to                                                    resulting from

   angry about (something)                                          similar to

   capable of                                                       tired of




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