Prepositions of movement or direction are used to show movement from one place to another. These prepositions are most often used with verbs of motion and are found after the verb.
“To” is the most common of the prepositions of movement or direction.
Meaning: a function word used to indicate movement or an action or condition suggesting movement in the direction of a place, person, or thing
Use: We use “to” to show movement in a specific direction.
Meaning: from one side to the other
Use: “Across” is used to show movement from one side to the opposite side.
Meaning: in a line; a point in the length of; from one point to another
Meaning: in a circle; in or along a curving path
Meaning: high to low; to or toward the south
Use: “Down” is used to indicate movement from a higher to a lower position.
Meaning: to or toward to inside of; in the direction of; to enter
Meaning: away from
Meaning: to move to a position that is on
Meaning: in an upward and forward direction across something; from one place to another; from or to a place that is higher than
Meaning: at the far side of something; beyond; up to or going near
Meaning: from one point to the other; from one end to the other
Use: “Through” is used to show movement within an enclosed space.
Meaning: in the direction of
Meaning: low to high; toward the ceiling, sky or the north
Use: “Up” is used to indicate movement from a lower to a higher position.