List of prepositional phrases/Example of prepositional phrases
Prepositional phrase definition
Let’s define prepositional phrase first. A prepositional phrase is a combination of a preposition followed by a noun or a pronoun.
On prepositional phrases list
Deliberately and not by accident
On a diet
When you are on a diet, you eat less food or only food of a particular type to lose weight.
On vacation; not at work or school.
Giving you a painful burning feeling.
As soon as you see someone.
Doing something that is part of your job.
If something is on order, it has been ordered but hasn’t been received yet.
Prepositional phrases with in
In a hurry
Not having enough time to do something.
Particularly or especially
In a dangerous or difficult situation
With no one else present
In work (British English)
Have a job.
As it should be/ Valid.
If something is in sight, it will happen soon.
List of prepositional phrases with at
Immediately, without delay / Simultaneously.
When it’s dark.
At the moment
At/in the beginning.
Finally, in the end.
At work (idiom)
Having an effect on something.
List of prepositional phrases with out of
Out of sight
Away or cannot be seen.
Out of date
Old-fashioned/ No longer valid.
Out of the ordinary
Different or unusual.
Out of order
Not working correctly.
Out of luck
Out of work
Without a job.
Out of breath
Having difficulty breathing after running or exercising.
List of prepositional phrases with by
Made or done by a person and not a machine.
Not by day/ during the night
If you have to do something by law, it is illegal not to do it.
Using only your memory.
In an airplane
By all means
Used to say that you are willing for someone to have something or do something.
By no means
Not at all.
By accident, not intentionally.
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