Prepositional Phrases

Prepositional Phrases :

Prepositional Phrases (OR) Phrases Prepositions are groups of words. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that has the force of a single preposition. These Prepositions are formed by grouping few words used with the force of simple Prepositions. Few Examples of these Prepositions are given below.

ACCORDING TO : as stated or shown by

1. According to the rule, they have to come before 10 pm.

2. They failed to obey the order according to your words.

3. He has not paid the fees according to the college-law.

4. She has violated the law according to the Constitution.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH : in agreement with

1. The applications which are not in accordance with the rules will be rejected.

2. The agreement not in accordance with our last agreement will have to be studied further.

3. He did this only in accordance with our request.


1. In case of your failure in this exam, we can go to Delhi.

2. You do not have any other objection in case of rejection of your application.

3. For your brilliance, we have many gated open, in case of you scoring low marks in the CAT exam.

IN CONTROL OF : under the observation of

1. What you have created should be in control of your words.

2. From the beginning, they have been in control of their own words.

3. He is not in control of my wishes.

IN LIEU OF : in place of

1. You can not use your brother in lieu of your cousin.

2. Your sister should not write this exam in lieu of you.

3. You can receive cash in lieu of vacation period.

IN PLACE OF : if that is removed

1. The team manager has allowed me to play in place of Raja.

2. You are not supposed to write this exam in place of your brother.

3. You can eat fruits in place of nuts.

IN SPITE OF : whatever the conditions are

1. He has come all the way from Chennai in spite of heavy rain.

2. They have gone to cinema in spite of your warning.

3. You have to pay the fees in spite of your absence from the hostel.

INSTEAD OF : in place of

1. They have paid the fees in cash instead of draft.

2. You are not allowed to travel by car instead of by train.

3. Instead of waiting for a bus, why should not you take a taxi?

4. You can save a lot of water by taking bath in bucket instead of using shower.

WITH REGARD TO = WITH REGARDS TO : as per the stated conditions

1. She made frequent enquiries with regard to your sister.

2. The department is rewriting its policy with regard to immigration.

3. We have come with regard to your appointment.

WITH REGARDS TO = WITH REGARD TO : as per the stated conditions

1. She made frequent enquiries with regards to your sister.

2. The department is rewriting its policy with regards to immigration.

3. We have come with regards to your appointment.

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  1. The Preposition ACCORDING TO
  2. The Preposition AGREEABLY TO
  3. The Preposition ALONG WITH
  4. The Preposition AWAY FROM
  5. The Preposition BECAUSE OF
  6. The Preposition BY DINT OF
  7. The Preposition BY MEANS OF
  8. The Preposition BY REASON OF
  9. The Preposition BY VIRTUE OF
  10. The Preposition BY WAY OF
  11. The Preposition FOR THE SAKE OF
  12. The Preposition IN ACCORDANCE WITH
  13. The Preposition IN ADDITION TO
  14. The Preposition ON BEHALF OF
  15. The Preposition IN CASE OF
  16. The Preposition IN COMPARISON TO
  17. The Preposition IN COMPLIANCE WITH
  18. The Preposition IN CONSEQUENCE OF
  19. The Preposition AS A CONSEQUENCE OF
  20. The Preposition IN COURSE OF
  21. The Preposition IN FAVOUR OF
  22. The Preposition IN FRONT OF
  23. The Preposition IN LIEU OF
  24. The Preposition IN ORDER TO
  25. The Preposition IN PLACE OF
  26. The Preposition IN REFERENCE TO
  27. The Preposition WITH REFERENCE TO
  28. The Preposition IN REGARD TO
  29. The Preposition IN SPITE OF
  30. The Preposition INSTEAD OF
  31. The Preposition IN THE EVENT OF
  32. The Preposition ON ACCOUNT OF
  33. The Preposition OWING TO
  34. The Preposition DUE TO
  35. The Preposition WITH A VIEW TO
  36. The Preposition WITH AN EYE TO
  37. The Preposition WITH REGARD TO
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  40. Collocating Prepositions
  41. Word Order
  42. Preposition after A Verb
  43. Verbs followed by Prepositions
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  45. Prepositions in Sentences - 2
  46. Prepositions in Sentences - 3
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  50. Prepositions and Composite Verbs
  51. Prepositions indicating Relationship of Place
  52. Prepositions indicating Time
  53. Prepositions indicating Agency
  54. Prepositions indicating Instrumentality
  55. Prepositions indicating Manner
  56. Prepositions indicating Cause
  57. Prepositions indicating Reason
  58. Prepositions indicating Purpose
  59. Prepositions indicating Possession
  60. Prepositions indicating Measures
  61. Prepositions indicating Standard
  62. Prepositions indicating Rate
  63. Prepositions indicating Value
  64. Prepositions indicating Contrast
  65. Prepositions indicating Concession
  66. Prepositions indicating Inference
  67. Prepositions indicating Motive
  68. Prepositions indicating Source
  69. Prepositions indicating Origin
  70. Prepositions IN and AT
  71. Prepositions TO and INTO
  72. Prepositions ON and UPON
  73. Prepositions TILL and TO
  74. Prepositions WITH and BY
  75. Prepositions SINCE and FROM
  76. Prepositions IN and WITHIN
  77. Prepositions BESIDE and BESIDES
  78. Prepositions BESIDES and EXCEPT
  79. Prepositions THAN and BUT
  80. Prepositions WITH and IN
  81. Preposition FOR
  82. Prepositions of Time
  83. Words Followed by Prepositions - 1
  84. Words Followed by Prepositions - 2
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