Prepositions of Location – Prepositions of Place

Prepositions of Location describe the position of a person or thing in relation to another person or thing.

In this lesson, you will learn English Prepositions of Place through pictures and examples (with cats and dogs).

Prepositions of Location List


Meaning: Used to say exactly where something or someone is

Example: I saw a cat at the window.


Meaning: Higher than something else, but not directly over it

Example: There’s a cat above the dog.


Meaning: Lower than something else

Example: The dog lies below the cat.


Meaning: Touching a surface or being supported by a surface

Example: A dog lies on the rug.


Meaning: Lower than (or covered by) something else

Example: There is a dog under the desk.

On top of

Meaning: On the highest surface of something

Example: There was a cat on top of the table.

In front of

Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else

Example: The cat was in front of the fireplace.


Meaning: Something in the middle of two objects or things (or places)

Example: There is a mouse between the cats.


Meaning: Into a container, place etc

Example: You’ll find a mouse in the drawer.

Next to

Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else.

Example: The dog came and sat next to the boy.


Meaning: At the back (part) of something

Example: This dog still sat behind the chair.

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Prepositions of Location - Prepositions of Place

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