Prepositional Phrases Containing In, Page 1 (A-I)

This section of is all about learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases. A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them

A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them. "My hand is on the table" shows relation between hand and table.

Prepositions are so called because they are generally placed before the words whose connection or relation with other words they point out.

You can better understand the function of prepositions by seeing examples of prepositional phrases in which the preposition connects two other words. Kleiser's book provides numerous examples of propositional phrases for six of the most commonly used prepositions.

This set consists of prepositional phrases containing the preposition "in."


absorbed in meditation

affable in manner

atone in measure


barren in intellect

basking in sunshine

buried in solitude


call in question

clothed in truth

cloying in sweetness

confident in opinion

confute in argument

contemplative in aspect

cumbrous in style


deficient in insight

delight in learning

deterioration in quality

difference in detail

diligent in application

diminish in respect

dwarfed in numbers


end in smoke

enumerate in detail

experienced in duplicity


feeble in influence

fertile in consequence

flourish in luxuriance

founded in truth


gaze in astonishment

go in pursuit

graceful in proportion

grievously in error


hold in bondage


immersed in thought

indulge in reverie

inferior in character

influential in society

ingenuity in planning

instance in point

involved in obscurity

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Editor's note: This section of is excerpted and adapted from Project Gutenberg's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases, by Grenville Kleiser.

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