Preposition of movement
Prepositions of movement are prepositions that we use to express movement.
The most important of them are:
Let's have a closer look at each of them.
1. We use to when talking about movement to a specific destination.
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.
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.
We rode along the road until we found another hotel.
4. We use over when talking about movement above a given space.
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.
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.
Come into the house
She dived into the water.
7. We use off when talking about movement directed away from a given surface.
He brushed off the dust on the books.
All the books fell off the shelf.