Prepositional Phrases: Study List

There follows a list of  prepositional phrases, which it may be helpful for you to memorise. Most of the vocabulary has been selected because of its high frequency in academic English, based on the Academic Word List. For more information about the Academic Word List, and the work of Avril Coxhead in compiling it, follow this link to Sandra Haywood's website at the University of Nottingham Academic Vocabulary . If you need to check the meaning of any of the expressions then follow this link to The Macmillan Online Dictionary .
in accordance with
as a result of
in comparison with (usually similarity)
in comparison to (usually difference)
in contrast to/with
in theory and in practice
by means of
apart from
as part of
according to
in favour of
as opposed to
on the contrary
under pressure from
other than
on behalf of
in common with
on the basis of
with regard to
except for
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