Learn Prepositions of Position and Place illustrated with pictures and examples.
A preposition of place (or prepositions of location) is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located.
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Prepositions of Position List
Meaning: Used with the name of a container, place, or area to say where someone or something is
Example: There is some milk in the fridge.
Meaning: Touching a surface or being supported by a surface
Example: He sat on the chair.
Meaning: Lower than (or covered by) something else
Example: She was hiding under the table.
Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else.
Example: There was a little girl sitting next to him.
Meaning: Something in the middle of two objects or things (or places)
Example: The English Channel is between France and England.
Meaning: In the middle of or surrounded by other people or things
Example: Mary is popular among the students.
In front of
Meaning: Further forward than someone or something else
Example: I can’t see because of the person in front of me.
Meaning: At the back (part) of something
Example: He put his hands behind his back.
Meaning: In a higher position than something else
Example: The helicopter hovered above the house.
Meaning: Lower than something else
Example: A small stream runs below that bridge.
Meaning: Near and close to are similar to next to/beside but there is more of a distance between the two things
Example: Our house is near the supermarket.
Meaning: A long distance away
Example: The restaurant is not far from here.
Meaning: Used to say exactly where something or someone is
Example: She lost her earrings at the door.