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||He’s sitting on the sofa.
I slept on the floor.
Your shoes are under the chair.
There’s a cupboard under the stairs.
|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 the direction the thing faces
We parked in front of the cinema.
She stood in front of the mirror.
|behind||at the back of
There’s a big garden behind the house.
|between||The small boy slept between his mother and father.
Their house is between the church and the football field.
|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.