Unit 9.2

Prepositions of Place – extension


Prepositions are small words that connect elements in a sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence.

We use the prepositions of place to locate an event in space. {See: Common Prepositions;  A1  Level}


The main prepositions of place are:

The most commonly used are: above, below, over, under, next to, near, behind, between, in front of, opposite


  • She hung a picture above the fireplace.
  • Two people are standing behind George.
  • The pilot is standing between those two air hostesses.
  • The coat is next to the backpack.
  • The bakery is opposite my father’s restaurant.
  • They hung a clock over the sofa.
  • The mountain boots are under the bed.


We use the prepositions of place to express the position of things in terms of location.


Prepositions of place are used to locate an event in its physical location.

The most commonly used are: under, next to, above, behind, between, over, opposite, below, in front of, near

For example:
— “My chocolate is under the table.” = We use under to locate a thing (chocolate).

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.