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Place Prepositions - Prepositions - English Grammar - Learn English Online
Prepositions of place are used to clarify a specific place. Place prepositions are used with all nouns. The preposition usually comes before the noun or the pronoun. The preposition never comes before a verb.
Common Place Prepositions:
aboard - She is aboard the boat.
above - The picture is above the sofa.
across - My house is across the street.
against - The desk is against the wall.
around - My house is around the block.
at - Is your house at the end of the street.
at the back of - We are going to sit at the back of the theater.
at the bottom of - The coins are at the bottom of the lake.
at the top of - The books are at the top of the shelves.
between - We sit between the two boys.
behind - The girls sit behind the two boys.
below - The desk is below the window
by - The books are by the door.
in - I live in the big green and white house.
inside - I live inside the big green house.
on the corner of - We live on the corner of 3rd avenue
in the middle of - We live in the middle of the street.
near - I don't live near the supermarket.
next to - I live next to my best friend.
to the left of - The blue box is to the left of the green box.
to the right of - The orange box is to the right of the yellow box.
on - The sun heater is on the top of the building.
on the side of - There is a big sign on the side of the house.
on top of - There is a man on the top of the roof.
on the other side of - Do you see what is going on over there on the other side of the roof?
opposite - The post office is on the opposite side of the street.
outside - The car is outside the garage.
under - The blanket is under the bed in a box..
underneath - The pen is underneath the box.