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COMPOUND PREPOSITIONS

Definition Of Compound Prepositions:

Which are generally formed by prefixing a Preposition to a Noun, an Adjective or an Adverb.

Compound Prepositions List
above about across
along among against
after around between
beyond before behind
beside besides through
towards since inside
outside within without

Definitions Of Some Important Compound Prepositions

Above (higher than)

Above Indicates : at a higher place, at a higher level, earlier , negative action, expressions.

Examples For Compound Preposition Above.

Astronauts work a long way above the surface of the earth higher than
He was driving above the speed limit scale of measuring
A dark cloud was above the house in or at a higher place
He hanged the picture above the sofa at a higher place
The children in her class are all above average value
His blood pressure is above normal value
Please see the instructions above earlier
The policeman is above cruelty too good

About (on the topics or subjects)

About Indicates : identifies a topic, to get information, not exactly.

Examples For Compound Preposition About.

What’s the book about? identifies a topic
What about you? to get information
What’s the time please? It’s about 10 approximately
I think that’s about right approximately
This website is about prepositions topic
He often talks about his job topic
we will see about that later to delay a decision
He asked me about my trip to get information

Across (on the other side of)

Across Indicates : movement from one side, other side, facing, in every area of, .

Examples For Compound Preposition Across.

There was no bridge across the river from one side to another
The boy ran across the yard movement from one side
My friend lives across the street on the other side of a place
My secretary sits across from me opposite
There is a heat wave all across the country in every area of

Along (following)

Along Indicates : together, movement or place, from one end towards the other end.

Examples For Compound Preposition Along.

Taxis often come along this street place
They rode along the road towards the other end
Police walked along with dogs in murder place together
He used to sing along with me together
He walked along the pavement towards the other end

Among (surrounded by)

Among indicates : with each other, to the individuals in a group.

Examples For Compound Preposition Among.

A village among lakes surrounded by
They camped in the woods among the trees towards the other end
Divide that money among us between more than one
The boys quarrelled among themselves between more than one / with each other
They distributed the flyers among the students to the individuals in a group

Against (in the opposite side to)

Against Indicates : touching something for support, touching forcibly, in opposition to, toward a force in the opposite direction.

Examples For Compound Preposition Against.

He fights against her in the opposite side to
This is against the law in the opposite side to
The rain beat against the window touching forcibly
Our senator voted against that bill in opposition to

After (following on)

After Indicates : later than, behind.

Examples For Compound Preposition After.

I am glad we have met after two years later
I am not after money behind
He is looking after his own business following on
After you finish your homework, you can watch television following on
The cat ran after the mouse behind

Around (on all sides)

Around Indicates : movement in a circular direction in place, following a boundary, in all areas of, on another side of.

Examples For Compound Preposition Around.

The bank is around the corner on another side of
She must be around twenty following a boundary
The earth revolves around the sun movement in a circular direction
There are several trees around my college in all areas of

Between (in or within two)

Between Indicates : separation of two things, a choice of, together.

Examples For Compound Preposition Between.

There is no issue between us together
She must be around twenty following a boundary
The earth revolves around the sun movement in a circular direction
There are several trees around my college in all areas of

Beyond (on the other side of, farther on)

Beyond Indicates : past the limits of, later than, more distance after that.

Examples For Compound Preposition Beyond.

The house is beyond the hill more distance after that
That situation is beyond my understanding past the limits of
David’s behavior is beyond any excuse far awareness
In this town nothing is open beyond ten o’clock later than

Before (advance, about priority in a sequence)

Before Indicates : earlier than, in a more important position than, facing, in the future, in the presence of.

Examples For Compound Preposition Before.

Christmas comes before New Year’s Day earlier than
I’ll do my homework before dinner earlier than
She is so ambitious that she puts her job before her family in a more important position than
The bride smiled as she thought of the happiness before her in the future
I was told to appear before the judge in the presence of

Behind (in the rear of)

Behind Indicates : at the back, less advanced than, left in the past, late, encouraging or supporting.

Examples For Compound Preposition Behind.

He hid behind the door in the rear of
My car is behind the bus in the rear of
My friend sits behind me in class in the rear of
The train is behind schedule late
He is always behind in his rent payments late
The successful man had an ambitious woman behind him supporting
He is rich now; all his financial problems are behind him left in the past

Beside (by the side of, near)

Beside Indicates : next to .

Examples For Compound Preposition Beside.

There was a tree beside the river next to
Why don’t you sit beside me by the side of
He always wastes time at our meetings by talking about things that are beside the point irrelevant

Besides (in addition to)

Besides Indicates : excepting, apart from.

Examples For Compound Preposition Besides.

Everyone besides me is at the beach excepting
Besides the captain and the crew, there were twenty passengers on the ship in addition to
Besides all of my friends, all of their brothers and sisters are there, too in addition to

Through (movement)

Through Indicates : length of time, passage within , vision beyond something, parts beginning, between, and including, finish something that requires effort.

Examples For Compound Preposition Through.

The train sped through the tunnel motion or movement
I cann’t see through window vision beyond something
The strike continued through the summer length of time
We came through the front door motion or movement
Please read from chapter one through chapter four between

Towards (in the direction of)

Towards Indicates : near a period of time, moving .

Examples For Compound Preposition Towards.

The train rushed towards the tunnel in the direction of
Water moves towards the pool in the direction of
He threw a stone towards the sky in the direction of
I always feel hungry towards dinnertime near a period of time
We start getting ready for school towards the end of the summer near a period of time

Since (time up to now)

Since Indicates : length of time.

Examples For Compound Preposition Since.

Since you have finished your homework, you can help me make dinner length of time
He has been ill since friday night length of time
I didn’t see her since I was 5 years old time up to now
I have been leaving here since 1980 time up to now
Long since I meet you length of time

Inside (within)

Inside Indicates : indoors, within.

Examples For Compound Preposition Inside.

Is there anybody inside? indoor
The dentist looked inside his mouth within
She put the money inside the envelope within
The children went inside because it had started to rain indoor

Outside (not within)

Outside Indicates : out.

Examples For Compound Preposition Outside.

It’s raining heavily outside not within
It will soon be dark outside not within
You can play outside after lunch not within

Within (inside the limits)

Within Indicates : length of time, less than a distance, not outside a place, possible, not exceeding the limits of something.

Examples For Compound Preposition Within.

He will return within a week length of time
I live within three miles of the city center less than a distance
At last, the beach is within sight possible

Without (not having)

Without indicates : absence of somebody, not using, not performing an action, negative of with.

Examples For Compound Preposition Without.

The president attended the meeting without his wife not having, absence
We had to cook without gas not using
She can’t read without her glasses not using
He left without saying good-bye not performing an action
No entry without permission not having
Please meet your doctor without fail absence

 

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