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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