1.About: ‘About' shows nearness of some kind. It also means concerning.
2.Across:‘Across' means from one side to the opposite, or on the opposite side of.
3.After: ‘After' denotes some kind of sequence.
4.Against: ‘Against' shows opposition of some kind.
5.Along: ‘Along' means in the same line with.
6.At: ‘At' denotes proximity with actual or intended contact.
7.Before: ‘Before' means in front of. It also denotes priority.
8.Behind: ‘Behind' means at the back of. It is the opposite of ‘before'. It also shows irrelevance.
9.Beside: ‘Beside' means by the side of.
10.Besides: ‘Besides' means in addition to.
11.Beyond: ‘Beyond' means out of, on the farther side of.
12.By: ‘By' shows nearness of some kind. By also denotes agency, manner, and measure.
13.Down: ‘Down' denotes descent.
14.For: ‘For' denotes the following relations: purpose, reason, extent, on behalf of, exchange, in spite of.
15.From: ‘From' denotes source, inference and motive.
16.In: ‘In' denotes rest in the interior of anything.
17.Of: ‘Of' means proceeding from, pertaining to, and belonging to.
18.On or Upon: ‘On or Upon' denotes rest on the upper surface of a thing.
19.Than: ‘Than' denotes comparison or difference.
20.Through: ‘Through' means across the interior of anything.
21.To: ‘To' shows proportion, limit, and effect, in addition to showing motion towards anything.
22.Up: ‘Up' denotes motion to a higher place.
23.With: ‘With' mainly shows association, instrumentally.
(a) The bell is about to go.
(b) I was about to go to bed when he called on me.
(c) He told us about his past experience.
(a) He swam across the river.
(b) There is a beautiful orchard across the fields.
(a) I shall enter after you.
(b) The policeman ran after the robber.
(c) The younger sister takes after the elder.
(a) He is acting against the orders.
(b) We must be adequately equipped against all foreign aggression.
(a) We went for a stroll along the seashore.
(a) The cat rushed at the rat.
(b) We were at the dinner then.
(c) He is at the top of the class.
(a) The culprit was brought before the judge.
(b) Death before dishonor.
(a) They hid behind the curtain.
(b) The dog ran behind his master.
(a) His emptied purse was lying behind his dead body.
(b) All this discussion is beside the point.
(a) Besides these textbooks, I shall need a few reference books.
(a) This is beyond my understanding.
(b) Our new college building is beyond the market.
(a) Let us sit by the fireplace.
(b) He has given this information by me.
(c) He is senior to me by a year.
(a) Very cautiously we climbed down the hill.
(a) Walking is good for health.
(b) He was punished for theft.
(c) I had to walk for two miles to reach your place.
(d) I shall willingly fight for you.
(e) He sold all his belongings for a petty sum.
(f) For all his defects, I love him.
(a) I borrowed a few rupees from my cousin.
(b) He committed this murder from jealousy.
(a) He is in a cheerful mood.
(b) He spent the whole day of his life in poverty.
(a) He died of heart attack.
(b) He often talks of you.
(c) He is a man of noble character.
(d) The older brother is more intelligent of the two.
18. On or Upon:
(a) I put my books on the table.
(b) He wrote an essay on the food problem in India.
(c) I depend on my father.
(a) It is hotter in Delhi than at Shimla.
(b) None other than a graduate is eligible for this post.
(a) Bore a hole through this board.
(b) He has passed through many difficulties.
(c) I could see through his trick.
(d) All this was done through jealousy.
(a) The chances are two to one.
(b) They fought to the last man.
(c) To their disappointment he failed.
(a) We climbed up the mountain.
(a) He came back with his whole family.
(b) This stain can be removed with spirit.
(c) He is confined to bed with fever.