Words Requiring Prepositions – Tip Sheet

Prepositions are words that show the relationship of nouns and pronouns with the other words in a sentence. Some examples ofprepositions are in, on, of, by, with, to, into, between, up, off, between, to and for.

Sometimes, prepositions are unnecessary and can be easily removed.


Poor: Where is she at?
Better: Where is she?

Poor: The shift is now over with.
: The shift is now over.

However, some prepositions are essential as they change the meaning of a word. The following is a list of the most commonly used words with their necessary prepositions.


Tip Sheet - Prepositions