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Prepositions of Movement

August 10, 2015
Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions are those little words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun to another word in a phrase, clause or sentence. Words such as ‘with’, ‘against’, ‘about’ and ‘on’.

They may be ‘little words’ but they are important little words because they reveal place, time, direction, manner and connection, amongst other things.

I’ve been working on Prepositions with my tutor on Italki, here are my notes from our lesson on Prepositions of Movement.

You might also like to check out my other three posts on prepositions: Introduction to Prepositions; Prepositions of Location and Prepositions of time.

Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions can indicate movement e.g. where someone or something is going.

a lo largo de along
alrededor de around
con rumbo a in the direction of, on the way to, bound for
hacia toward
más allá de beyond
por through, throughout

Ayer, caminé a lo largo de la playa (Yesterday, I walked along the beach);

Corro alrededor del largo (I run around the lake);

El avión partió con rumbo a Argentina (The plane set off in the direction of/bound for Argentina);

We can drive towards the river (Podemos conducir hacia el rió);

Si miras más allá de ese árbol, puedes ver la montaña (If you look beyond that tree, you can see the mountain);

La policía busca por la casa (The policeman searches throughout the house).



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