Prepositions of Place for beginners

Prepositions allow us to talk about the relationship between two words in a sentence. Here, we will discuss the different prepositions of place in English.

"Prepositions of Place" in English Grammar

What Are Prepositions of Place?

Prepositions of place are used to show the position or location of something.

Main Prepositions of Place

You can see the main prepositions of place in the following list:

In

'In' is usually used when we want to refer to the inside of a place or building. For example:

We were in the hospital.

She stayed in my room.

On

'On' is used to show that something is supported by a surface. Here are some examples:

There was a stick on the water.

The books are on the table.

Under

'Under' means below or at a lower level than something. For example:

We often slept under the stars.

Write your name under your picture.

Around

The preposition 'around' is used to talk about the surroundings or the sides of something or someone. For example:

We were sitting around the dinner table.

There was a beautiful scarf around her neck.

In Front of

We use 'in front of' when something or someone is faced with another. Here are the examples:

The car is parked in front of the pharmacy.

I was just in front of you.

Behind

Behind is used when something is at the back of something. For example:

The cat was behind the table.

They sat behind the door.

At

At is used to indicate the exact location of something or someone. Check out examples:

He is at school.

We met at the park.

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