Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions of movement express movement or direction from one place to another.


List of Prepositions pf Movement

across along around away back
down from into off onto
out of over past round through
to towards under up


The cat jumped onto the table.
The dog jumped into the box.
He took the picture off the wall.
I walked over the mountain.
The number of chess players has gone up in the past five years.
She went down to the shop.
Don't walk through the park at night.
The man walked towards the highway.
I am from Germany.
She walked away quietly.
The girl ran around the table to catch the cat.
Just walk along the main road and you will get there.



across / through

Across: movement from one side of an area or line to the other side.
Through: movement from one side of a space to the other side.

Sometimes you can use either across or through for areas. See below

I walked across the park. I walked through the park.
I walked across the city. I walked through the city.

Prepositions of movement: across, along, through



along / around

Along: You follow a line.
Example: I walked along the street.

Around: You try to overcome an obstacle.
Example: I walked around the hill.



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