Unit 9.2

Prepositions of Place – extension

Introduction

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.

Form

The main prepositions of place are:

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

Example

  • I live in the flat above yours. 
  • Leave your comments in the space below. 
  • They hung a clock over the sofa.
  • The mountain boots are under the bed.
  • The coat is next to the backpack.
  • We leave near the school. 
  • Two people are standing behind George.
  • The pilot is standing between those two air hostesses.
  • I’m not comfortable talking in front of people. 
  • The bakery is opposite my father’s restaurant.

Use

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

Summary

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.