Preposition of Direction

Correct Uses of Prepositions of Direction

Prepositions of direction tell about the way which a person or thing moves or is directed, in relation to other people and things.

    For example:
  • We walked to the river and back.
    For example:
  • a)  He saw me running towards him.
  • b)  She glanced towards the mirror.
    For example:
  • She fell into a ditch.
    For example:
  • He aimed at the bird.
    For example:
  • a)  I will leave for Memphis today.
  • b)  The minister left for the U.K.
    For example:
  • a)  She cleaned the edge of her knife against the plate.
  • b)  He leaned against a tree.
    For example:
  • a)  He was wiping sweat off his face.
  • b)  Kim fell off his chair in a swoon.
    For example:
  • a)  The man parted from his friends.
  • b)  We scrambled from our trucks and ran after them.

Other Uses of Preposition

    For example:
  • a)  I was about to go to bed when there was a knock at the door.
  • b)  His father is about to retire
    For example:
  • a)  She led them along the corridor.
  • b)  The current passes along the wire here.
    For example:
  • a)  She came after me.
  • b>  Soon after, Faraday began his researches into electricity.
    For example:
  • a)  A thief was brought before the judge.
  • b)  The garage is before the judge. The garage is before the road.
    For example:
  • a)  She sat down behind the hedge.
  • b) The sun went behind a cloud.
    For example:
  • a)  This is beyond his power.
  • b)  Love is beyond all human control.
    For example:
  • I sat down beside my wife.
    For example:
  • Besides being a teacher, she is a skilled craftsman.