Prepositions of Place

Here are some commonly used prepositions of place with example sentences:


IN – The cat is in the cradle.


INSIDE – There is some water inside the jug.


IN FRONT OF – There is a beautiful garden in front of our house.


BEHIND – There was a car behind them.


ON – There is a vase on the table.


AT – Jane is sitting at the desk.


ROUND/AROUND – Railway station is just around the corner.


BETWEEN – There is a bench between the two trees.


AMONG – He was the brightest among all the children.


NEXT TO – I will sit next to you.


NEAR – There is a big cash and carry supermarket near our place.


BY – The books are by the door.


BESIDE – Jane was standing beside her husband.


UNDER – The ball is under the table.


BELOW – He was singing below her window almost every night.


ABOVE – Please, put your bags on the shelf above your heads.


ON TOP OF – There was a pretty ribbon on top of her head.


OUTSIDE – We’ll be waiting outside the restaurant.


OPPOSITE – Our building is opposite the bus station.


AGAINST – Lean your bicycle against the wall.

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