Have you heard words like within, into, upon, inside, without, etc.? Of course, these are very common. These words are known as Double Prepositions.
What are Double Prepositions?
Double Prepositions are made up of two single prepositions joined together to be used one word. We usually have to join a prefix with a single preposition. But the usage remains the same.
Unlike compound prepositions, these are not two words used together.
Examples of Double Preposition in Sentences
The following double prepositions with examples will make it easier for you to understand them.
|Double Preposition||Example Sentence|
|Amid||Amid the chaos, we could not hear the bell ringing.|
|Atop||My mother has kept the cookies atop the refrigerator.|
|Inside||Let’s go inside the house and play chess.|
|Into||Amy poured the coffee into the cup.|
|Onto||My dog climbed onto the sofa and slept peacefully.|
|Outside||It is raining outside.|
|Throughout||We kept gossiping throughout the boring movie.|
|Upon||He looked upon me for help.|
|Upto||It is upto you how you manage the sales.|
|Within||Deep within, Harry knew he can pass the test.|
|Without||It could not have been possible without you.|
|Nowhere||His dog came out of nowhere and started barking at us.|
|Behind||The person who deserves the credit is standing behind you.|
|Beneath||Fish live beneath the surface of water.|
|Forward||She moved forward in the queue.|
|Across||Mia’s house is two lanes across the library.|
|Along||My sister brought us cookies along with a cup of tea.|
|Before||Write your name on the paper before you begin|
|After||We left after the show was over.|
|Withheld||The author’s name was withheld by request.|
|Reply||I sent him a reply as soon as I received his message.|
You have now learnt the use of double prepositions efficiently. Try using them in your routine sentences. For more practice and learning, find our worksheets and printables at English Bix.