Prepositions of Place in English | List and Examples

Learn useful list of Prepositions of Place with meaning and examples.

What is a Preposition of Place?

A preposition of place is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located.

Prepositions of Place List

Below we have some more examples of Prepositions of Place:

Above

Meaning:

Higher than something else, but not directly over it

Example:

Our friends in the apartment above us are really noisy.

After

Meaning:

One follows the other

Example:

They ran after the thief.

By

Meaning:

Near or at the side of

Example:

The bank is by the hotel.

Beneath

Meaning:

Under someone or something

Example:

Jaime hid the letter beneath a pile of papers.

Next to/Beside

Meaning:

Further forward than someone or something else.

(Beside and next to have the same meaning. The only difference between beside and next to is their level of formality; beside is generally considered to be more formal than next to.)

Examples:

We lay beside the pool to dry off in the sun.

The hotel is situated next to the lively bustling port.

Near/Close to

Meaning:

Near and close to are similar to next to/beside but there is more of a distance between the two things

Examples:

There is a bush near the school playground.

The new shopping center is close to the railway station.

Between

Meaning: 

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

Example:

There is a gulf between the two cities.

Among

Meaning: 

In the middle of or surrounded by other people or things

Example:

I enjoy being among my friends.

In front of

Meaning:

Further forward than someone or something else

Example:

They massed in front of the city hall.

Behind

Meaning:

At the back (part) of something

Example:

The horse fell behind in the race.

Across from/Opposite

Meaning:

Someone (or a place) is on the other side of something

Example:

The hospital is opposite to the post office.

The shoe store is across from the bank.

Under

Meaning:

Lower than (or covered by) something else

Example:

We slept under the open sky.

Below

Meaning:

Lower than something else

Example:

He dived below the surface of the water.

Over

Meaning:

Above or higher than something else, sometimes so that one thing covers the other

Example:

She held the umbrella over both of us.\

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