Direction

Take a look at the following chart. These prepositions all express a direction. Every preposition is illustrated with a picture and some example sentences.
 
up
 
up
 
  • The woman is running up the hill.
  • He looks up at the sky.
  • You need to walk up the stairs to get to the bedrooms.
  • She looks him up and down.
  • The children love to climb up trees.
 
up to
 
up to
 
  • They're going up to their rooms.
  • How about driving up to Canada?
  • She goes up to the attic to look for her old stuff.
 
down
 
down
 
  • She's running down the hill.
  • The children run down the stairs.
  • He slipped and fell down the stairs.
  • Every time she feels ashamed, she looks down.
 
down to
 
down to
 
  • She's going down to the laundry.
  • Although he is famous, he is quite down-to-earth.
  • They all went down to the living room.
 
across
 
across
 
  • The couple is walking across the bridge.
  • It's hard to transport something across the border.
  • He sailed across the ocean.
  • They swam across the lake.
 
along
 
along
 
  • They took a walk along the road.
  • She was driving along Main Street.
  • Let's sing along!
  • Will you come along to the party?
 
around
 
around
 
  • The kids are playing around the house.
  • When she saw him, she ran around the car to greet him.
  • The dog walked around the tree, then sat down.
  • The whole family was running around the park.
  • They want to make a trip around the world.
 
over
 
over
 
  • The young woman is jumping over the puddle.
  • He leaned over the counter.
  • There were over 30 people at the party.
  • A bird flew over his head.
 
through
 
through
 
  • The dog is jumping through the loop.
  • They walk through the door.
  • You need to go through the living room to reach the kitchen.
  • The woman looked through the car window.
 
in
 
into
 
  • Come in!
  • When she heard the buzz, she walked in.
 
into
 
into
 
  • He is walking into the house.
  • She puts the plates into the cupboard.
  • When she walked into the room, she screamed.
  • Let's go into the pool!
  • When they drove into the city, they ran out of gas.
 
out
 
out
 
  • They walk out the door.
  • I need to go out tonight.
  • She looked out the window.
 
out of
 
out of
 
  • The woman is leaning out of the car window.
  • Get out of the car!
  • The keys fell out of his hands.
  • He took her gift out of the box.
 
 
 
 

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