[Prepositions] – Lesson 1: Prepositions of place

Prepositions of place show us the position of an object in relation to something else.

Here are some of the most common prepositions of place:

on on He’s sitting on the sofa.
I slept on the floor.
 under under below
Your shoes are under the chair.
There’s a cupboard under the stairs.
 next to next to very near, side by side
Sally likes sitting next to her best friend in class
.
A car passenger usually sits next to the driver.
in front of in front of in the direction the thing faces
We parked in front of the cinema.
She stood in front of the mirror.
 behind behind at the back of
There’s a big garden behind the house
.
 between between The small boy slept between his mother and father.
Their house is between the church and the football field.
 among among in a group of many, belonging to a group
He is among the richest people in the world.
There were three Africans among the gold medalists.

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