Prepositional Phrases in English

Prepositional phrases consist of a preposition and the words which follow it (such as in, at, for etc…)




Here is Prepositional Phrases – in, on, at, from, for, on;

Prepositional Phrases IN

  • In a hurry
  • In a mess
  • In a way
  • In action
  • In addition
  • In advance (of)
  • In an agreement with
  • In any case
  • In brief
  • In case
  • In cash
  • In charge of
  • In common
  • In comparison with
  • In conclusion
  • In confidence
  • In control
  • In danger
  • In debt
  • In detail
  • In difficulty
  • In disguise
  • In doubt
  • In exchange for
  • In front of
  • In fact
  • In fashion
  • In favour of
  • In front of
  • In future
  • In general
  • In good / bad condition
  • In ink / pencil
  • In love (with)
  • In moderation
  • In no time
  • In one’s free time
  • In other words
  • In pain
  • In particular
  • In person
  • In practice / theory
  • In prison / jail
  • In private / public
  • In return
  • In somebody’s interest
  • In somebody’s opinion
  • In season
  • In secret
  • In self-defence
  • In some respects
  • In stock
  • In summer / winter
  • In tears
  • In the air
  • In the beginning
  • In the dark
  • In the end
  • In the habit of
  • In the meantime
  • In the mood for
  • In the mountains
  • In the news
  • In the nude
  • In time
  • In town
  • In vain




Prepositional Phrases AT

  • At the age of
  • At the beginning of
  • At the bottom of
  • At all cost
  • At one’s desk
  • At the door
  • At the end
  • At fault
  • At first
  • At first sight
  • At a glance
  • At a guess
  • At hand
  • At … km per hour
  • At last
  • At least
  • At length
  • At midday / midnight
  • At the moment
  • At night
  • At present
  • At once
  • At any rate
  • At the same time
  • At school
  • At short notice
  • At times
  • At the top of
  • At university
  • At the weekend
  • At work




Prepositional Phrases FOR

  • For ages
  • For breakfast / lunch / dinner
  • For certain / sure
  • For a change
  • For ever
  • For example
  • For fun
  • For good
  • For granted
  • For hire
  • For instance
  • For luck
  • For life
  • For love
  • For a moment
  • For the moment
  • For nothing
  • For once
  • For the rest of
  • For safekeeping
  • For somebody’s sake
  • For the sake of
  • For short
  • For the time being
  • For a visit / holiday
  • For a walk
  • For a while

Prepositional Phrases BY

  • By accident
  • By all accounts
  • By appointment
  • By the arm / hand
  • By auction
  • By birth
  • By bus / train / plane
  • By chance
  • By cheque
  • By day / night
  • By design
  • By the dozen
  • By far
  • By hand
  • By heart
  • By invitation
  • By land / sea / air
  • By law
  • By luck
  • By means of
  • By mistake
  • By nature
  • By no means
  • By now
  • By oneself
  • By phone
  • By post
  • By request
  • By rights
  • By one’s side
  • By surprise
  • By the time
  • By the way
  • By word of mount

Prepositional Phrases ON

  • On the Internet
  • On the ceiling
  • On the door
  • On the table
  • On the wall
  • On the floor
  • On a page
  • On an island
  • On the left/right
  • On a map

Prepositional Phrases FROM

  • From experience
  • From memory
  • From now on
  • From time to time

Prepositional Phrases OUT

  • Out of fashion
  • Out of control
  • Out of work
  • Out of stock
  • Out of place
  • Out of order
  • Out of duty
  • Out of date
  • Out of idea
  • Out of breath
  • Out of spite

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