Prepositions, complex, beginning with B to F
We can’t play tennis because of the rain.
Because of the meeting we will have to go outside for lunch.
He was ill and it was all because of the meal he had last night.
It’s your fault! But for you, I’d have been on time.
By means of
You open a door by means of its handle.
He travelled to the meeting, by means of public transport.
My car is close to your car. About two cars away.
Our office is very close to the central bank, on West St.
Contrary to expectations, the euro fell in value.
Contrary to everyone’s expectations, he was successful.
We’ll play tennis tomorrow, depending on the rain.
Depending on the outcome of the meeting we will either have lunch or
The cancellation was due to the rain. There was no other reason.
Everyone was present, except for Mary. She stayed at home.
He was sitting forward of me in the plane. I could just see the back of his head.
Further to your letter, I have spoken to Mr Brown and you have the job!
A few examples of prepositions that are complex – Hope they were useful 🙂
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