A preposition is a word that tells you how words are related in a sentence. It could often follow a verb, but it does not always. The example of the frog and a log can tell you a lot of them, but those are only one of two categories of prepositions.
In fact, there are two types of prepositions: ones that tell about the place and ones that tell about time and time order.
Prepositional Phrases with ON
|On a bicycle||On a bus|
|On a diet||On a journey/ trip/ cruise|
|On a large / small scale||On a list|
|On a motorbike||On a pension|
|On a plane||On a regular basis|
|On a ship||On a spree|
|On a summer evening||On a train|
|On a wall||On account of|
|on an expedition||on an island|
|On approval||On average|
|On bail||on balance|
|On behalf of||On board|
|On business||On condition that|
|On credit||On display|
|On edge||On end|
|On file||On fire|
|On foot||On good terms|
|On guard||On hand|
|On holiday||On horseback|
|On impulse||On leave|
|On my birthday||On my wedding day|
|On no account||On oath|
|On occasion||On order|
|on pain of||On paper|
|On parade||On patrol|
|On principle||On purpose|
|On reflection||On remand|
|On sale||on schedule|
|On second thoughts||On show|
|On strike||On suspicion of|
|On television||On that day|
|On the agenda||on the air|
|On the assumption||On the brink of|
|On the ceiling||On the corner|
|On the dot||on the dot|
|On the edge of||On the eve of|
|On the first day||On the grounds of|
|On the horizon||On the hour|
|On the increase||On the job|
|On the last day||On the menu|
|On the move||On the off-chance|
|On the outskirts||On the part of|
|On the phone||On the point of|
|On the radio||on the record|
|on the road||On the roof|
|On the run||On the second floor|
|On the strength of||On the stroke of|
|On the tip of||On the top of|
|On the understanding that||On the verge of|
|On the way||On the way to|
|On time||On tiptoe|
|On trial||On vacation|
Prepositional Phrase Examples with ON
- I looked my slimmest ever on my wedding day and thoroughly enjoyed my holiday.
- The prisoners have now been on the run for three days.
- Tonight’s programme focuses on the way that homelessness affects the young.
- Someone on the radio was gabbling away in a foreign language.
- A few bidders inflated the prices on purpose.
- She arranged all her business affairs before going on holiday.
- The passengers on a plane arriving from Istanbul were set on by the pickets at Tegel airport yesterday.
- Did you go anywhere exotic on vacation this year?
- The prisoners were subsisting on a diet of bread and water.
- A friendship founded on business is better than business founded on friendship.
- Two men on a train almost get into a fistfight because one refuses to stop talking on his cell phone.
- The deal is conditional on approval by the French authorities.
- People on average are living much longer than before.
- Stop fussing about; the bus will arrive on time.
- Dinner was somewhat delayed on account of David’s rather tardy arrival.
- The family was forced to live on credit from local merchants.
- I remember once it snowed on my birthday, and I was so excited.
- Everyone should indulge in fantasy on occasion.
- A candle had set the curtains on fire.
- The constable was on leave and wearing civilian clothes.
- A woman on the corner was mumbling to herself.
- The rent will fall due on the last day of the quarter.