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
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.

See also: Prepositions of direction >>

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