• English grammar
  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
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  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • This chapter will discuss the prepositions of place in English. The preposition of place is used to indicate where an action takes place or where an object is located. 

    What are prepositions of place?

    The English prepositions of place are used to describe the position or location of an object compared to another object. The prepositions of place answer the question 'Where?'. These prepositions are usually located behind the main verb, usually the verb 'to be'. 

    A complete list of all English prepositions of place

    The table below shows the different prepositions of place with examples and their usage. 

    Preposition of place Use Example
    Above Object is higher than something
    • The chandelier hangs above the table.
    • The painting hangs above my bed. 
    Across Object is on the other side of something
    • The restaurant is across the road. 
    • There are no lights across the street.  
    After Object follows something
    • My brother ran after my sister.
    • She closed the door after her. 
    Against Object is directed towards something
    • The couch was placed against the white wall. 
    • The bird flew against the window.  
    Along Object moves from one point to something else
    • I walked along the boulevard. 
    • We drove along the shore. 
    Among Object is in a group
    • You are among the few that passed the exam. 
    • He likes being among people. 
    Around Object is positioned in a circular way
    • She puts her arms around his waist. 
    • They sit around the table.
    At Object is positioned at a specific point
    • I work at the supermarket.
    • They arrived at the office. 
    Behind Object is at the back of something
    • Your coat is behind the door. 
    • The school is behind the supermarket. 
    Below Object is lower than something
    • The Netherlands is below sea level. 
    • The basement is below the house. 
    Beside Object is next to something
    • A table beside the couch. 
    • The girl who sat beside her was her daughter.
    Between Object has something on both sides
    • I sit between my parents. 
    • His house is between the the supermarket and the library. 
    By Object is near to something
    • The table by the door.
    • The bike is by the bus stop.
    Close to Object is near to something
    • I live close to school.
    • Her house is close to the library. 
    Down Object goes from high to low
    • I live down the hill.
    • They came down the hill. 
    From Place where object starts 
    • He is from Sydney. 
    • I took the book from the shelf.
    In front of Object has a part that is in the direction it faces
    • The plant is in front of the window.
    • She stood in front of the door.
    Inside Object is opposite to outside
    • The dog is inside the room. 
    • The letter is inside the envelope.
    • Object is in an object with three dimensions
    • Object is / comes from a larger area
    • We sat in the car for hours. 
    • She has lived in France. 
    Into Object enters something
    • She came into the room, ready to leave.
    • I went into the house to grab a jacket. 
    Near Object is close to something
    • The school is near the supermarket. 
    • My friends live near each other. 
    Next to Object is beside something
    • I live next to my uncle.
    • She sits next to me. 
    Off Object goes away from something
    • They jumped off the bridge. 
    • She took it off the table. 
    • Object touches a surface
    • Object is seen as a point on a line
    • Object is by a lake or sea
    • There is a tissue on the table.
    • They were on the way from London to Paris. 
    • The house on the lake. 
    Onto Object moves from one place to another
    • The cat jumped onto the table.
    • The dog jumped onto the couch. 
    Opposite Object is on the other side of something
    • My friend sits opposite the teacher.
    • The library is opposite the  school. 
    Out of Object is leaving something
    • The girl fell out of the window. 
    • The cat jumped out of the window. 
    Outside Object is opposite to inside
    • The children are playing outside
    • The girl waits outside
    Over Object is above something
    • The children climbed over  the wall.
    • The dog jumped over the fence. 
    Past Object is going near something
    • I will go past the post office.
    • She went past her grandmother's house.
    Round Object is positioned in a circle
    • They sat round the table.
    • You are sitting round the campfire. 
    Through Object is going from one point to another
    • They walked through the forest. 
    • The car drove through the wall. 
    To Object goes towards something
    • I want to go to Australia.
    • I will come to you. 
    Towards Object goes in the direction of something
    • We ran towards the sea.
    • They ran towards​ the forest. 
    Under Object is below something
    • The dog sits under the table. 
    • The mouse under the chair. 
    Up Object goes from low to high
    • They went up the hill. 
    • She lives up the hill. 

    enlightenedThe prepositions 'in', 'at', and 'on' have multiple different usages, take a look at the chapter to find a detailed explanation. 

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