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:

At or to a higher place or position than something/somebody

Example:

Our friends in the apartment above us are really noisy.

After

Meaning:

One follows the other

Example:

He ran after her with the book.

By

Meaning:

Near or at the side of

Example:

The telephone is by the window.

Beneath

Meaning:

Under someone or something

Example:

Jaime hid the letter beneath a pile of papers.

Next to/ Beside

Meaning:

At the side of someone or something

(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/ Close to is a short distance from a person or thing

Examples:

There is a bush near the school playground.

The new shopping center is close to the railway station.

Between

Meaning: 

Something in or through the space that separates two things, objects, 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:

The girl quickly disappeared among the crowd.

In front of

Meaning:

Farther forward than someone or something else

Example:

They massed in front of the city hall.

Behind

Meaning:

At or towards the back of a thing or person

Example:

The horse fell behind in the race.

Across from/ Opposite

Meaning:

In a position facing someone or something but on the other side

Example:

The hospital is opposite the post office.

The shoe store is across from the bank.

Under

Meaning:

Below or at a lower level than something, or covered by something

Example:

We slept under the open sky.

Below

Meaning:

In a lower place or position than something else

Example:

He dived below the surface of the water.

Over

Meaning:

Above or higher than something, without touching it

On something or covering it

Example:

She held the umbrella over both of us.

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