Prepositions of Movement Passing Through
Prepositions of movement passing through are used like all other
prepositions. The list that follows contains definitions and idiomatic uses.
Check over the definitions below and then do the exercise to test your understanding
of this grammar item.
ACROSS = to go from one side to the other (usually on surface)
We took two days to get across Lake Superior.
**BUT** The dog jumped across the small stream.
to pass the length of something
They went along Fifth Avenue and stopped at Central Park.
DOWN (UP) = The whole length of something
She walked [ up / down ] the road to the corner and then went out of site.
A. to pass from one side to the other (laterally) B. to avoid someone or something (idiomatic)
A. I saw our cat's shadow go past a window in the darkness.
B. I don't know what her problem is; she walked past me as though I had the
THROUGH = between the parts of sth
I didn't think Id get the car through that narrow gate.
Go from one side to the other (similar to across, but usually above)
I flew over Canada on the way to England.
Prepositions of Movement - SET
Pace up and down a room (similar to back and forth)
Pace up and down a street
Pace up and down a cage
Prepositions of Movement Passing
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