Prepositions: direction (advanced)


Some of the most common direction prepositions are listed below. To understand these prepositions clearly, it is helpful to use a visual aide (please see the video below).

Preposition Example
across Can you swim across the lake?
around They sailed around the world.
into It's prohibited to go into the building site.
onto The cat jumped onto the table.
out of It's time to get out of bed.
over He jumped over the wall.
past Walk past the church and then turn right.
through We worked through the lunch break.
towards Plants grow towards sunlight.
below Please read the text below.
above Your score is above average. Well done.
Further learning
Description Author Language
When to use 'across', 'through' and 'along'. English with Nick