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 contrast to/with||in theory and in practice|
|in comparison with (usually similarity)||in comparison to (usually difference)|
|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|