Prepositions of movement are prepositions that we use to express movement. The most important of them are: 1. to 2. through 3. along 4. over 5. across 6. into 7. off Let's have a closer look at each of them. 1. We use to when talking about movement to a specific destination. Examples: I drove straight to the office. He took me to the Zoo.
2. We use through when talking about movement from one side of a given space to the other. Examples: The bullet went through the wooden door. We chose the shorter and more dangerous track through the swamps.
3. We use along when talking about movement from one end of a given oblong surface to the other. Examples: We rode along the road until we found another hotel.
4. We use over when talking about movement above a given space. Examples: The airplane flew over the mountains. Albert jumped over the paddle.
5. We use across when talking about movement from one side of a surface to another. Examples: He went across the meadow. The path lead across the woods.
6. We use into when talking about an inward movement—such that is directed inside. Examples: Come into the house She dived into the water.
7. We use off when talking about movement directed away from a given surface. Examples: He brushed off the dust on the books. All the books fell off the shelf.