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Prepositions of place

Prepositions of place

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Книга: Prepositions of place
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Дата: Saturday, 25 January 2020, 18:40


Prepositions of place

Prepositions can be used to show where something is located.

The prepositions at, on, and in

At and on

We use at to show a specific place or position.

For example:

 Someone is at the door.

 They are waiting at the bus stop.

 I used to live at 51 Portland Street.


We use on to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface.

For example:

 The cat sat on the mat.

 The satellite dish is on the roof.


We also use on to show position on streets, roads, etc.

For example:

 I used to live on Portland Street. 


We use in to show that something is enclosed or surrounded.

For example:

 The dog is in the garden.

 She is in a taxi.

 Put it in the box.


We also use in to show position within land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).

For example:

 I used to live in Nottingham.

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She slammed the door after her.

They ran after the thief.


I enjoy being among my friends.

I found my handbag among my luggage.


The secretary was sitting at her desk.

The man was standing at the taxi stand.


The car park is  behind  the building.

He never won a race; he was always    behind    the others.


The prisoner sat between the two policemen.

I held the pen between my thumb and fingers.

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The pen was in the drawer.

He lives in South Africa.


in front of                   

The teacher stands  in front of  the class.

The car was parked in front of the garage.


next to / beside / by                        

In my English lesson I always sit next to/

 beside/by my friend.

The bank is next to/ beside/by the hotel.

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The painting was hanging on            the wall.

The boy was sitting on the chair.



The sign hanging over/above the door read 'No smoking'.

I put the tablecloth over the table.

I enjoy watching the planes fly above me.


under / below                        

The temperature outside was under/below 0.

The woman was sheltering under a tree.

When flying I enjoy watching the clouds below me.

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