English Grammar Preposition Compound Preposition

Compound Preposition

Compound Prepositions are the Prepositions formed by prefixing the Preposition to a Noun, an Adjective or an Adverb.

Compound Prepositions involve the following words:

Without (with + out), within (with + in), inside (in + side), outside (out + side), into (in + to), below (be + low), behind (be + hind), between, along, around, across, beyond, about, etc.

Distribute the chocolates “among” your friends.

She was standing “behind” the books.


The dog is sitting “beside” the chair.

There is nothing “inside” the basket.

She swimmed “across” the river.

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