Preposition and the Meaning


At Point/intersect:

Meet me at the corner


Look at John, throw the stone at the wall

General area:

Meet me at the theater.

We meet at 2:00

It rains at night here

Water freezes at 0oC  

He works at keeping in shape

She’s good at dancing

About All arrund: he ran about the yard Approx.: about 1:00 Approx: about 1$

About 70 degees

Concerning: a book about mathematics
Above Higher than: above the picture (on th wall)   Above $5

Above freezing

Above average

Above suspicion

Above reproach

Against Contact: to lean aganst the wall Conflict: to work against the clock Conflict: two against four Internal: against one’s will

External:against all odds

Around State: the fence is around the house.

Action: th children run around the yard.

Approx: around 1:00 Approx: around $2

Around 4 kms

Before Infront of: before the house

He stood before us

Earlier than: before 1960

Before the accident

Below Lower than: below the surface   Below zero

Below average

Between At an intermediate point to two entities: between the house and the street Between 1 and 2 o’clock Between 100 and 120 kgs Between you and me
By Nearness: chair by the desk No later than: by 6 p.m Reduplication (gradual increase): little by little; inch by inch

Degree of failure: miss the target by a mile.

Miss the train by 3 minutes

Without help: do by oneself
For Goal: set out for Indonesia

Distance:  for 7 kms

Duration: for 7 years Exchange: buy for $5 Reason: Bali is famousfor its beauty

Goal/purpose: fish for trout

From A stratingpoint: we traveled fro N.Y to L.A.

Origin: man from New York

Work from 8 to 4 From 60 to 80 degree

From 5 to 7 dollars

Source: paper is made fro wood.

Cause: wet from the rain

In Enclosure: the man is in the room. In a period:  WW II ended in1945.

Future appointment: Come in 10 minutes

  Currency: pay me in dollars

Language: Say it in English

Of Name of geog. Location or institution: the city of new York

The states of Texas

The University of Indonesia

Before:  a quarter of ten Fraction, portion: one of the boys Possess/association: a friend of mine.

Source: a table made of wood.

On Contact: on the wall

Along: on the isle; I live on this street

Day, date: on Sunday; on November  tenth   Communication: on the radio; on TV;

Concerning: a book on magic; a lecture on religious

Over State of being above (with or without contact):

Carry a sweater over his shoulder; the roof over our head.

Action above: jump over the fence

Spanning time: over the week More than: over an hour

Over $ 3

Over 9 degree C

Communication: over the radio, TV
Through Penetrate: through the window; through the forest Duration: through the years   Endurance: through thick and thin
To Direction: go to the movies Until: work from 8 to 5

Before: a quarter to eleven

He is wise to that extent/He is wise to such an extent that … Accompany: dance to the music
Toward(s) In the direction of: walk toward the wall Toward morning The temperature moved steadily toward 0 degree C Toward a lasting peace
Under Below (state): be under the house

Below (action): crawl under the house 

Less than: in under  an hour Under $1

Under 20 men

Under  80 degrees

Condition: under presser
With Alongside, near: even with the wall Together: He grew wiser with the years.

He rises with the chickens.

Equal standing or ability: rank with the best; run with the fastest In regard to: pleased with the gift

Manner: spoke with ease.

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