Prepositions

A partial list of prepositions

about
above
across
after
against
around
at
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
besides
between
beyond
by
down
during
except
for
from
in
inside
into
like
near
of
off
on
out
outside
over
since
through
throughout
till
to
toward
under
until
up
upon
with
without
according to
because of
by way of
in addition to
in front of
in place of
in regard to
in spite of
instead of
on account of
out of 

Notes:

  • A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition + a noun or a noun phrase.

  • "Between you and me" is correct.  
    "Between you and I "is incorrect.  Pronouns in a prepositional phrase must be in the objective case.
    Here's one way to check whether a word is subjective or objective case.
    (Subjective case)  bit (objective case). 
    I bit him.  (I is the subjective case; him is objective case.)
    He bit me. (He is the subjective case; me is the objective case.)

  • A prepositional phrase can act as an adjective, adverb, or (less frequently) a noun.

    • I married a man with a kind heart. (adjective)

    • He jumped in the pool.  (adverb)

    • On a beach is where I'd like to be. (noun)