Grammar Lessons: Prepositions of Place


Prepositions are usually used in front of nouns or pronouns and they show the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.

Prepositions of Place List

Preposition of PlaceUse
Abovein or to a higher position than something else
Acrossfrom one side to the other of something with clear limits
Afterfollowing in time, place, or order
Atused to show an exact position or particular place
Behindat the back
Belowin a lower position
besidenext to
betweeninto the space that separates two places, people, or objects
bynear or at the side of
closenot far in position or time
In front offurther forward than someone or something else
Insidein or into a room, building,container, or something similar
Nearnot far away in distance
Next topeople or things that are very close to each other with nothing in between 
Outsidenot inside a building
Underin or to a position below or lower than something else

Prepositions of Place Sentences

Preposition Sentence
atShe was at the entrance
at The secretary was sitting at her desk
behindThe car park is behind the building
behindMaria is the one behind Nick
belowWhen flying I enjoy watching the clouds below me
betweenThe prisoner sat between the two policemen
betweenThe house is between the market and the drugstore
ByShe lives by the beach
inThe pen was in the drawer
inShe is in Liberia
in front ofThe teacher stands in front of the class
in front ofThe hospital is in front of the park
InsideThe gift is inside the box
NearMy house is near the school
next to In my English lesson I always sit next to my friend
next toThe soccer field is next to the basketball court
onThe painting was hanging on the wall
outsideShe was sitting in a bench outside the hospital
over/aboveThe sign hanging over the door read ‘No smoking’
ThroughThey walked slowly through the woods
under The woman was sheltering under a tree

Prepositions of Place Worksheet

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