Prepositions of Movement in English Grammar

Prepositions of movement are used to show movement from one place to another. They are most often used with verbs of motion and are found after the verb.

This lesson introduces some of the most common prepositions of movement in English.

Prepositions of Movement in English | Video

List of Prepositions of Movement

Learn useful list of Prepositions of Movement in English with examples.

To: show movement in a specific direction

  • He will travel to New York this summer holiday.

from: used to show the place where someone or something starts

  • What time does the flight from Amsterdam arrive?

across: show movement from one side to the opposite side

  • The boys swam across the lake.

along: move or look towards the end

  • We went for a walk along the beach at twilight.

around/round: go along its edge in a circular direction

  • Her hair whipped around her face in the wind.

into: go from outside a space to inside a space

  • Don’t put new wine into old bottles.

out of: go from inside a space to outside a space

  • If you can’t stand the heat, you should get out of the kitchen.

off: away from

  • We get off at the next station.

onto: used to show movement into or on a particular place

  • I slipped as I stepped onto the platform.

over: pass above something

  • He jumped over the wall.

through: show movement from one side of an enclosed space to the other side

  • David walked slowly through the woods.

toward(s): in the direction of, or closer to someone or something

  • The cat is creeping silently towards the bird.

up: indicate movement from a lower to a higher position

  • She doesn’t like riding her bike up these hills.

down: indicate movement from a higher to a lower position

  • It’s easier to run down the hill than go up.

Prepositions of Movement in English | Pictures

Prepositions of Movement – TO | Picture

Prepositions of Movement - TO

Prepositions of Movement in English | Picture

Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions of Movement in English | Picture

Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions of Movement in English | Picture

Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions of Movement in English | Picture

Prepositions of Movement

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Simona
Simona
3 years ago

Thank you

Shuaibu
Shuaibu
3 years ago

What’s ownership

jira
jira
1 year ago

Thanks a lot.

Linda Zemel
Linda Zemel
1 year ago

I have taught grammar for years and years, and this is a very handy chart for students. Thanks for posting. If I were Nancy Drew, I would be trying to sleuth out some kind of hidden code, like she does in the vintage set I found an antique shop! She would head north, crossing a bridge over a river. Aha! Personally, I prefer gift bags to boxes any day. A lot less unwrapping.

Woelan
Woelan
1 year ago

Thank you so much 😍

Gohar Ali
Gohar Ali
7 months ago

Very useful. Thanks

Ranjith Kumar S
Ranjith Kumar S
7 months ago

This is a wonderful list, an easy way to learn

MAHBUB ALAM
MAHBUB ALAM
4 months ago

Thank you. This preposition lesson is very useful for a learner and I am also got many thing from this.

Suresh
Suresh
1 month ago

It is a nice way to make sb understand.

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