Prepositions of Place
Prepositions of place refer to a location of something. They answer the question ‘where’. Take a look at these prepositions of place:
Above — over or higher than
There was a mirror above his head.
Below — in a lower level
The temperature dropped to 10 degrees below zero last night.
Beside — near, at the side of
Our house was built right beside the park.
Next to — right beside, close to
The building next to ours was painted green.
(In) between — in the space that separates two places, people, or objects
The child was sitting between his parents.
In front of –– before of someone or something
Susan was waiting in front of the restaurant.
Behind — at the back of
Paul sat behind Alice.
At – next to
The students were sitting at their desks.
On – in a position above and touching it
There are some books on the shelf.
In — inside
There were two apples in a bowl.
Inside — within a space
They put a kitten inside the basket.
Outside — not inside
It is raining outside.
On top of — over, upon
There was a vase on top of the fridge.
Over – directly above
He put his hands over his head.
Under — below
A dog hid under the bed.
Underneath — directly below
She put her bag underneath the chair.