Prepositions of Place in English With Examples

Prepositions of Place in English With Examples

Propositions of place are grammatical words that are used to talk about a place where something is located. Prepositions of place can take different forms, but we can distinguish 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 Prepositions of Place

In – usually used when talking about inside a location or a place:

At – this preposition is used to show an exact place or a particular position, such as a table or events, as well as places where do you usually do typical things.

On – this preposition is used when you want to describe something that is attached to something else, for example a wall or the ceiling. We can also use it to talk about something that is next to something else, left, right or along the side of something.

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

Preposition of time 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 by / next to / beside the wall.
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.
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 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.
Towards in the direction of, or moving closer to someone or something. She stood up and walked towards him.


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