Use of preposition PPSC FPSC NTS OTS PTS

Use of preposition PPSC FPSC NTS OTS PTS

List of prepositional Phrases – AT*

at (a) high speed

at (the) risk (of)

at / by one’s side

at / for a fraction of

at / from the outset

at / in the end

at / on sight

at / on the double

at a / one time

at a disadvantage

at a discount

at a distance

at a glance

at a guess

at a loose and

at a loss

at a low ebb

at a moment’s notice

at a price

at a rate of

at a speed of

at a standstill

at all costs

at all events

at an advantage

at any cost

at any rate

at breakfast

at ease (with)

at face value

at fault

at full strength

at hand

at heart

at home (with)

at issue

at large

at least

at length

at liberty

at most

at night

at noon

at odds with

at once

at one’s best

at one’s discretion

at one’s disposal

at one’s leisure

at one’s request

at peace / war (with)

at play

at present

at random

at sea

at the / in front of

at the age of

at the beginning

at the expense of

at the foot of

at the hands of

at the height of

at the latest

at the mercy of

at the peak of

at the same time

at the thought of

at the time of

at the top of

at this juncture

at times

at war with

at work

behind the scenes

*List of Prepositional Phrases – BY*

by (any) chance

by / under the name of

by / with luck

by accident

by air /sea /land

by all accounts

by all means

by any standard

by appointment

by birth

by check

by coincidence

by courtesy of

by definition

by degrees

by design

by dint of

by far

by force

by hand

by heart

by law

by marriage

by means of

by mistake

by my watch

by nature

by no means

by oneself

by order of

by process of

by profession

by reason of

by request

by rights

by sight

by surprise

by the side of

by virtue of

by way of

*List of Prepositional Phrases – FOR*

for / in a good cause

for / to the benefit (of)

for a (good) reason

for a change

for certain / sure

for fear of

for good

for granted

for hire

for lack of

for life

for love

for my / your, etc. part

for real

for the good of

for the sake of

for want of

from experience

from memory

*List of Prepositional Phrases – IN*

in (no) time

in / at the forefront of

in / on demand

in / out of focus

in / out of one’s element

in / out of prison

in / out of season

in / out of stock

in / out of touch (with)

in / out of use

in / with difficulty

in / within sight (of)

in a deep sleep

in a flash

in a heap

in a hurry

in a mess

in a pile

in a sense

in a temper

in abeyance

in abundance

in accordance with

in action

in addition to

in advance

in agony

in agreement with

in aid of

in all likelihood

in an instant

in an uproar

in answer to

in anticipation of

in arrears

in awe of

in blossom

in brief

in bulk

in cash

in character

in charge of

in code

in collaboration with

in combination with

in comfort

in command of

in common

in comparison with

in compensation for

in conclusion

in confidence

in confinement

in confusion

in conjunction with

in connection with

in consequence of

in contact with

in contrast with / to

in control of

in convoy

in custody

in danger

in debt

in decline

in defense of

in detail

in disgrace

in disguise

in disorder

in dispute

in distress

in doubt

in due course

in duplicate

in earnest

in effect

in error

in essence

in excess of

in exchange for

in existence

in fact

in fairness to

in favor of

in fear of

in flames

in flower

in full

in future

in gear

in general

in good / bad condition

in good faith

in hand

in harmony (with)

in haste

in hiding

in high spirits

in honor of

in horror (of)

in ink / pencil

in isolation

in its infancy

in jeopardy

in keeping with

in labor

in league with

in length

in line with

in love with

in memory of

in mid-air

in mind

in moderation

in mourning (for)

in name

in office

in one’s absence / presence

in one’s spare time

in operation

in opposition to

in origin

in other words

in pain

in Parliament

in particular

in person

in pieces

in place of

in possession of

in poverty

in practice

in preference to

in preparation for

in principle

in private

in progress

in proportion to / with

in public

in pursuit of

in quantity

in question

in reality

in recognition of

in relation to

in reply to

in reserve

in residence

in respect of

in response to

in retrospect

in return

in revenge for

in reverse

in ruins

in safety

in sb’s interest

in sb’s opinion

in search of

in secret

in self-defense

in settlement of

in short

in silence

in small change

in store for

in succession

in support of

in suspense

in sympathy with

in tears

in terms of

in terror

in the absence of

in the aftermath

in the balance

in the case of

in the course of

in the distance

in the event of

in the extreme

in the eyes of

in the flesh

in the form of

in the habit of

in the interests of

in the lead

in the light of

in the long run

in the making

in the meantime

in the midst of

in the mood for

in the name of

in the night

in the open

in the process of

in the right

in the seclusion of

in the shade

in the space of

in the wake of

in the way of

in the wrong

in theory

in time for

in times of

in town

in trouble

in tune with

in turmoil

in turn

in two minds

in twos / threes / tens

in uniform

in unison

in vain

in view of

in vogue

in words

of the opinion

off / on duty

off school

off duty

off their rocker

off their meds

*List of Prepositional Phrases – ON*

on (the) watch (for)

on / behind schedule

on / off the record

on / off the road

on / under oath

on / under pain of

on /of the air

on /off balance

on a diet

on a journey / trip / cruise

on a large / small scale

on a pension

on a regular basis

on a spree

on account of

on an expedition

on an island

on approval

on average

on bail

on behalf of

on board

on business

on condition that

on credit

on display

on edge

on end

on file

on fire

on foot

on good terms

on guard

on hand

on horseback

on impulse

on leave

on loan

on no account

on occasion

on one’s (own) terms

on one’s own

on one’s own initiative

on order

on paper

on parade

on patrol

on principle

on purpose

on reflection

on remand

on sale

on second thoughts

on show

on strike

on suspicion of

on the agenda

on the assumption

on the brink of

on the dot

on the edge of

on the eve of

on the grounds of

on the horizon

on the hour

on the increase

on the job

on the move

on the off-chance

on the outskirts

on the part of

on the phone

on the point of

on the run

on the strength of

on the stroke of

on the tip of

on the top of

on the understanding that

on the verge of

on the way to

on time

on tiptoe

on trial

on vacation

*List of Prepositional Phrases – OUT*

out of / in fashion

out of / in print

out of / in step

out of breath

out of context

out of control

out of curiosity / jealousy / love /hatred

out of date

out of doors

out of duty

out of hand

out of ideas

out of one’s mind

out of order

out of pity

out of place

out of practice

out of reach

out of respect for

out of sight

out of spite

out of stock

out of the ordinary

out of the question

out of work

through no fault of

*List of Prepositional Phrases – TO*

to / on the contrary

to an extent

to date

to excess

to one’s astonishment

to one’s credit

to one’s dismay

to sb’s face

to the / this day

to the accompaniment of

to the best of

to the detriment of

to the exclusion of

to the full

to the satisfaction of

*List of Prepositional Phrases – UNDER*

under / in the circumstances

under age

under arrest

under consideration

under construction

under cover of

under discussion

under lock and key

under one’s protection

under orders

under pressure

under regulations

under repair

under strain

under stress

under suspicion

under the command of

under the impression that

under the influence (of)

under the misapprehension

under treatment

*List of Prepositional Phrases – WITH*

with / in reference to

with / without success

with a view to

with an eye to

with regard to

with regret

with respect to

with the aid of

with the compliments of

with the exception of

with the help of

with the intention of

*List of Prepositional Phrases – WITHIN*

within / out of earshot

within / without reason

within grasp

within limits

within one’s budget

within one’s power

within one’s rights

within reach (of)

within site

within walking / striking distance

*List of Prepositional Phrases  —WITHOUT*

without (a) doubt

without a break

without a hitch

without delay

without exception

without fail

without foundation

without precedent

without question

without respite

without warning

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