Prepositions beginning with ‘T’ List
In this article, I have discussed about 10 prepositions that start with the letter ‘T’ with their propoer definitions and examples.
Than (also conjunction)
- Introducing the second element in a comparison
- She is taller than her mother.
- Apart from
- He claims not to own anything other than his house.
Through ( thru in American English)
- Moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening, channel, or location)
- She ran through the doorway into the bedroom.
- The train passed thru a tunnel.
- Continuing in time towards completion of (a process or period)
- He showed up halfway through the second act.
- So as to inspect all or part of (a collection, inventory, or publication)
- I flipped through the pages.
- By means of (a process or intermediate stage)
- Dioxins get into mother’s milk through contaminated food.
Throughout (also adverb)
Definition: In every part of (a place or object)
- It’s raining throughout the day.
- Yesterday he studied throughout the night.
‘Thro’ is the nonstandard spelling of through.
- She moved thro’ the fair.
Definition: Up to (the point in time or the event mentioned); until
- She exercises everyday from 5 am to 6 am.
- I went to bed at 8 pmlast night and slept till 7 am.
- Please don’t go till he comes.
- Expressing motion in the direction of (a particular location).
- We are walking down to the mall.
- Approaching or reaching (a particular condition)
- Rohan’s expression changed from amazement to joy.
- Identifying the person or thing affected
- You are very unkind to her.
- Identifying a particular relationship between one person and another
- He is married to Neha’s cousin.
- Indicating that two things are attached
- He had left his dog chained to a fence.
- Concerning or likely to concern (something, especially something abstract)
- Terrorism is a threat to world peace.
- Used to introduce the second element in a comparison
- It’s nothing to what it once was.
- Used without a verb following when the missing verb is clearly understood
- He asked her to come but she said she didn’t want to.
Touching means ‘about’.
- This is the evidence touching the facts of Roger’s case.
- I have to discuss with your parents touching your homework.
Towards (mainly British English)/ Toward (mainly American English)
- In the direction of
- I walked toward(s) the front door.
- In relation to
- He is very possessive toward(s) her.
- Contributing the cost of something
- The council provided a grand toward(s) the cost of new buses.
Thanks to (synonym- because of)
- Thanks to you, I have completed the project in time.
- I like dumplings together with chicken soup.