Prepare with the #1 ranked IELTS platform. Buy our:
Band 8+ Video Courses Recent Actual Tests Questions E-books
Advanced Prepositions to Score Band 7.0+ in IELTS Writing
Advanced Prepositions to Score Band 7.0+ in IELTS Writing

Advanced Prepositions to Score Band 7.0+ in IELTS Writing

Idiomatic Expressions Acting as Prepositions

1. As opposed to: Used to make a contrast between two things

Example: This exercise develops suppleness as opposed to strength.

2. As regards : Alternative to Concerning

At the behest of somebody/something

Because somebody/something has ordered or requested it

Example: at the behest of the King

IELTS Actual Tests Questions (March - June 2021) with Answers

3. By means of: With the help of something

Example: The load was lifted by means of a crane.

4. By virtue of/In virtue of: By means of or because of something

Example: She got the job by virtue of her greater experience.

5. For the sake of (doing) something: In order to get or keep something

Example: The translation sacrifices naturalness for the sake of accuracy.

6. In accordance with something : According to a rule or the way that something should be done

Example: We acted in accordance with my parents’ wishes.

8. In addition (to somebody/something): Used when you want to mention another person/thing after something else

Example: In addition to these arrangements, extra ambulances will be on duty until midnight.

9. In case of something: If something happens

Example: In case of fire, ring the alarm bell.

10. In lieu of : Instead of

Example: They took cash in lieu of the prize they had won.

11. In order to do something : With the purpose or intention of doing or achieving something

Example: In order to get a complete picture, further information is needed.

12. In place of somebody/something : Instead of somebody/something

Example: We just had soup in place of a full meal.

13. In respect of something

  1. Concerning

Example: A writ was served on the firm in respect of their unpaid bill.

  1. In payment for something

Example: money received in respect of overtime

14. In spite of : See Despite

15. In view of something

Considering something

Example: In view of the weather, the event will now be held indoors.

16. On account of something

Because of

Example: The marsh is an area of great scientific interest on account of its wild flowers.

17. On behalf of somebody

In order to help somebody

Example:They campaigned on behalf of asylum seekers.

18. On top of

  1. In addition to something

Example: He gets commission on top of his salary.

  1. In control of a situation

Example: Work tends to pile up if I don’t keep on top of it.

19. Thanks to : Used to say that something has happened because of somebody/something

Example: It was all a great success – thanks to a lot of hard work.

20. With a view to (doing) something

With the intention or hope of doing something

Example: He is painting the house with a view to selling it.

21. With regard to/In regard to: Concerning somebody/something

Example: The company’s position with regard to overtime is made clear in their contracts.

22. With respect to

Alternative to In respect ofDefinition 1

Example: With respect to IELTS, I’m intent on re-sitting the IELTS test to hike up my score to Band 9.0

Mr.Bi IELTS

Also check :

Written By

Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

$25 $74

IELTS (Academic) Writing Actual Tests eBook Combo (March - June 2021) [Task 1+ Task 2]

4.5 stars rating

4.5  ( 8 Reviews )

Buy Now

Featured Posts

50 Recent IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers
50 Recent IELTS Speaking Topics 2021 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers

For Band 9 Sample Answers for all Part 1,2,3 topics in 2021, you can......

All Useful IELTS Writing Lessons & Websites
All Useful IELTS Writing Lessons & Websites

This post covers all IELTS Writing lessons on IELTS Material website, including: IELTS Writing......

IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating)
IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating)

Read IELTS Writing Actual Tests & Band 8.0+ Samples around the world to be......

IELTS Speaking Lessons
IELTS Speaking Lessons

This post contains useful links to the best IELTS speaking lessons/tips/books/practice tests/actual tests/sample answer...

100 IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 Questions and Answers 2019
100 IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 Questions and Answers 2019

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics Questions and Answers (Jan -May 2020) Check out the......

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics 2020 (Jan - May 2020) & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions with Answers 2020 (Jan – May 2020)

In part 1 of the speaking test, the examiner will introduce himself or herself......

High Scoring IELTS Speaking Model Answers with Audio (Based on Past Papers)
High Scoring IELTS Speaking Model Answers with Audio (Based on Past Papers)

What could be better than preparing yourself for your exam by reading model answers......

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2019 & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2019 & Sample Answers

To be well-prepared for IELTS exam (both IELTS Academic & IELTS General Training Module),......

IELTS Magazine - Week 1 (PDF)
IELTS Magazine – Week 1 (PDF)

IELTS Magazine is our brand new project on our official IELTS blog (ieltsmaterial.com), which......

Useful IELTS Reading Articles, Website Resources & Material for Academic & General Training
Useful IELTS Reading Articles, Website Resources & Material for Academic & General Training

IELTS Reading Resources Besides doing exercises from reading practice tests from Cambridge IELTS Series,......

IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Tests (January - April 2021) & Suggested Answers
IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Tests (January – April 2021) & Suggested Answers

IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 Question and Answers In the following page, you will......

42 Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Suggested Answers (PDF)
42 Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Suggested Answers (free PDF download)

In the IELTS Speaking Part 1 Section, IELTS examiner will introduce him or herself......

150 IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers
150 IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers

Check out the latest IELTS Speaking Part 2 topics 2020 with model answers by......

IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 Sample Questions (2013 - 2020) & Model Answers free PDF download
IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 Sample Questions (2013 – 2020) & Model Answers free PDF download

Though IELTS writing is considered to be difficult for some students, it's helpful to......

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14) Academic and General Training Student's Book with Answers and Audios
Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Academic and General Training Student’s Book with Answers and Audios

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14), written by experienced IELTS examiners......

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14) Student's Book with Answers with Audio [Latest Update]
Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Student’s Book with Answers with Audio [Latest Update]

Cambridge IELTS 1 - 13 Academic & General Training Student's Book with Answers with......

101 IELTS Academic Reading Past Test Papers with Answers PDF Download
101 IELTS Academic Reading Past Test Papers with Answers PDF Download

"101 IELTS Reading Past Papers With Answers" is a must-have IELTS preparation book for......

Ace the IELTS : IELTS General Module - How to Maximize your Score (3rd edition)
Ace the IELTS : IELTS General Module – How to Maximize your Score (3rd edition)

This excellent self-study book for intense IELTS preparation in a few weeks is designed......

Advanced Vocabulary word List for IELTS
Advanced Vocabulary word List for IELTS

Advanced Vocabulary List for IELTS learners to Score Band 7.5 or Higher IELTS vocabulary......

Post Your IELTS Exam Questions
Post Your IELTS Exam Questions

Hi guys, When you were preparing for your IELTS, did you hope someone would......

Do you need help with IELTS Preparation, Enroll for our Master Program:

Enroll for Online Classes