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Preposition Rules ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
Preposition Exercises ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
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Prepositions of Movement


The most common preposition of movement is to, but there are lots of others.

up
preposition up
up the stairs
up the hill
down
preposition down
down the stairs
down the hill
across
prepositions across
across the road
across the river
over
prepositions over
over the bridge
over the hill
under
prepositions under
under the bridge
under the table
along
prepositions along
along the street
along the river
into
prepositions into
into the house
into the garden
out of
prepositions out of
out of the house
out of the garden
through
preposition through
through the town
through the door
past
prepositions past
past the house
past the cat
round/around
prepositions round
round the tree
round the park
from ... to ...
preposition from to
from A to B

Be careful with verbs like fall. My students often say "I fell down", but really they mean "I fell over" - look at the movement and you'll see why.


Also, be careful of the difference between across (preposition) and cross (verb), and past (preposition) and pass (verb).

I walked across the road.

I crossed the road.

I walked past your house.

I passed your house.

Prepositions exercises Go back to Prepositions List

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