Updated: 01/18/2023 by Computer Hope

An preposition is a word or group of words placed before a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that shows direction, time, place, or location. For example, in the sentence "My computer is below my desk." the word "below" is the preposition.

What are 20 preposition examples?

Below are 20 different examples of words that are prepositions. These are only a few of the prepositions used in the English language.

  1. at
  2. before
  3. behind
  4. below
  5. beneath
  1. beside
  2. between
  3. by
  4. down
  5. from
  1. in
  2. into
  3. near
  4. of
  5. off
  1. on
  2. to
  3. toward
  4. under
  5. within

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