Prepositions of Place in English With Examples

Prepositions of Place in English With Examples

What are Prepositions of Place?

Prepositions of place are grammatical words that are used to talk about a place where something is located. They can take different forms, but we can distinguish between three main prepositions of place:

It’s worth mentioning that prepositions of place are helpful in terms of storytelling or when discussing about things that requires important details for communication purposes.


Examples of Common Prepositions of Place: In, At, and On

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At

On

Additional Prepositions of Place

The table below contains additional prepositions of place, along with examples for each:

Preposition of place When to use Example
Between in or into the space which separates two places, people, or objects Jack sits between me and the window.
By, next to, beside, near not far away in distance The picture that is hanging by / next to / beside the door.
Behind at the back of The cat hides behind the tree.
In front of further forward than someone or something else She started talking to the man in front of her
Under lower than (or covered by) something else I found my pen under the table.
Below lower than something else There are circles below my eyes because I didn’t sleep well.
Over above or higher than something else, sometimes so that one thing covers the other She held the umbrella over both of us.
more than Most of these items are overpriced.
across from one side to the other I walked over the London Bridge.
overcoming an obstacle She jumped over the gate.
Above higher than something else, but not directly over it There is a path above the bridge.
Across getting to the other side He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.
Towards in the direction of, or moving closer to someone or something She stood up and walked towards him.


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