Prepositions of place refer to the location of something. They answer the question ‘where’. Here are some commonly used prepositions of place with example sentences.
IN – The cat was calmly sleeping in the cradle.
INSIDE – There is some lemon water inside the jug.
OUTSIDE – It is raining outside.
IN FRONT OF – There is a beautiful garden in front of our house.
BEHIND – As he was driving, Peter noticed there was a car behind them.
ON – They put water and flowers in the vase and laid it on the table.
AT – Jane is sitting at the desk, writing an email.
Prepositions of Place
ROUND/AROUND – Luckily, the railway station is just around the corner, so you can walk there.
BETWEEN – They were sitting in the park, on the bench between the two trees.
AMONG – Although he wasn’t the tallest, Harry was the brightest among all the children.
NEXT TO – Laura insisted on sitting next to her son.
NEAR – There is a really big cash and carry supermarket near our place.
BY – Mario’s books and notebooks were left by the door.
BESIDE – On the wedding picture, Jane was standing beside her husband.
UNDER – Finally, they found the ball under the table.
UNDERNEATH – She put her bag underneath the chair.
BELOW – Despite her protest, he was playing the guitar 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 – They made an arrangement to meet outside the restaurant.
OPPOSITE – Even though I hate noise, I bought a flat opposite the bus station.
AGAINST – There, you can lean your bicycle against the wall.
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