A Proposition for Prepositions

Which prepositions  go with which words? This is what the CMS has to say:

“You fill A with B but instill B into A; you replace A with B but substitute B for A; you prefix A to B but preface B with A; you force A into B but enforce B on A; finally, A implies B, so you infer B from A. And that’s only the beginning of it.”    
Chicago Manual of Style [regarding idiomatic uses of prepositions]

 

List of prepositions

 

A through D

  1. aboard
  2. about
  3. above
  4. absent
  5. across
  6. after
  7. against
  8. along
  9. alongside
  10. amid
  11. amidst
  12. among
  13. anti
  14. around
  15. as
  16. at
  17. atop
  18. before
  19. behind
  20. below
  21. beneath
  22. beside
  23. besides
  24. between
  25. beyond
  26. but
  27. by
  28. concerning
  29. considering
  30. despite
  31. down
  32. during

 

E through M

    1. except
    2. excepting
    3. excluding
    4. following
    5. for
    6. from
    7. in
    8. in front of
    9. inside
    10. instead of
    11. into
    12. like
    13. mid
    14. minus

N through R

    1. near
    2. next
    3. of
    4. off
    5. on
    6. on top of
    7. onto
    8. opposite
    9. out of
    10. outside
    11. over
    12. past
    13. per
    14. plus
    15. regarding
    16. round

S through W

  1. save
  2. since
  3. than
  4. through
  5. till
  6. times
  7. to
  8. toward
  9. towards
  10. under
  11. underneath
  12. unlike
  13. until
  14. up
  15. upon
  16. versus
  17. via
  18. with
  19. within
  20. without

 

 

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