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In this article, we are covering some Important Preposition for Exam. It is one of the most important topics for exams. It is the first part of the Preposition series. we will cover Important Preposition for Exam in 3 parts. We will soon update its second and third part. For this stay tuned with us.

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What is Preposition?

A Preposition is a word which generally precedes a noun or pronoun and expresses a relation between the noun or pronoun and other words or elements in the sentence.

Note: Sometimes , Prepositions are placed at the end of the sentence and not before a noun/Pronoun.

Important Preposition for Exam and their uses

Difference between UP & Above

“UP” is used to talk about a higher position or a movement to a higher position.

Ex- He followed his teacher up the stairs.

However “Above” is used to denote a higher position or level.

Ex-His marks are above 85%.

Difference between On & Over

“On” is used to denote the position of something which is in position above something else and is touching it.

Ex- This book is on the Table.

Note: ”On” is used before a “day”or “date”.

Ex- On Monday, On Sunday, on 26th Jan 1950.

If there is an article before a means of Transport, ”On” is used.

Ex- On a bus/train/cycle/scooter.

However “Over” is used to denote the position of something which is above something else and is covering it.

Difference between Down & Below

” Down” is used to denote a lower position, from a higher one.

However “Below” means in a lower position(than).

Difference between Beneath & Under

“Beneath” means directly underneath something.

However “Under ” is used to denote a position of something which is below something else and is often covered by it.

Difference between Between, Among & Amongst

“Between”is used to denote the space between two separate places, people or objects.

Ex- My car is parked between a bus and a truck.

However Among means in the middle of a number of things. Among is used before Consonant.

But “Amongst” is used before a Vowel sound.

Ex- Among them.

Amongst Us.

Difference between Beside, Besides & Except

“Beside” means ” next to”.

Ex- Go and sit beside her.

However “Besides” means “in addition to”.

Ex- They have a lots of things in common besides their Profession.

“Except” means ‘a part from’.

Ex- Everyone had attended the class except Rohit.

Difference between For and Since

“For”is used to denote period of time.

Ex- I have been sleeping for four Hours.

For is also used to denote purpose

Ex- These seats are reserved for ladies only.

However “Since” is used to denote a ‘a point of time’.

Ex- I have been sleeping since 4pm.

‘Since’ is also used to denote Reason.

Ex-Since I was Injured, I did not play the match.

Difference between Across and Through

“Across” means from one side to the other of something with clear boundaries.


  1. Across a Road.
  2. Across a Bridge.

However “Through” is used to Indicate the Movement from one end to the other.

Ex- They ran swiftly over woods.

Difference between On/ Upon

“On” is used to denote the position of something, which is in a position above something and is touching it.

Ex- My Pen is on the bed.

On denotes Position.

Difference between Upon, Onto and In

“Upon” is used to denote ‘on’ in a more formal term, especially in Abstract Senses.

Ex- It was based upon two principles.

“Onto” is used to Indicate movement Into or on a particular place.

Ex- She slipped as she stepped onto the floor.

Note: Upon and Onto are used to Denote Motion.


 “In” is used to denote the position of something which is Surrounded or closed off by something.

Ex- Neelam is in the room.

Difference between Into/ Within

“Into” is used to denote movement Inside or Middle of something.

Ex- Go into the bed.

“Within” is used to denote time or position which is inside the range or limits of a particular period of time or distance.

Ex- I will complete the work within 2 hours.

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Last Updated: July 7,2020 12:00:28 AM

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