Prepositions can be used to show where something is located.
The prepositions at, on, and in
We use at to show a specific place or position.
Someone is at the door.
They are waiting at the bus stop.
I used to live at 51 Portland Street.
We use on to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface.
The cat sat on the mat.
The satellite dish is on the roof.
We also use on to show position on streets, roads, etc.
I used to live on Portland Street.
We use in to show that something is enclosed or surrounded.
The dog is in the garden.
She is in a taxi.
Put it in the box.
We also use in to show position within land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).
I used to live in Nottingham.
More prepositions of place
Prepositions of Place
|She slammed the door ||after||her.|
|They ran||after||the thief.|
|I enjoy being||among||my friends.|
|I found my handbag||among||my luggage.|
|The secretary was sitting||at||her desk.|
|The man was standing||at||the taxi stand.|
|The car park is||behind||the building.|
|He never won a race, he was always||behind||the others.|
|The prisoner sat||between||the two policemen.|
|I held the pen||between||my thumb and fingers.|
|The pen was||in||the drawer.|
|He lives||in||South Africa.|
in front of
|The teacher stands||in front of||the class.|
|The car was parked||in front of||the garage.|
next to / beside / by
|In my English lesson I always sit||next to/ |
|The bank is||next to/ |
|The painting was hanging||on||the wall.|
|The boy was sitting||on||the chair.|
|The sign hanging||over/above||the door read 'No smoking'.|
|I put the tablecoth||over||the table.|
|I enjoy watching the planes fly||above||me.|
under / below
|The temperature outside was||under/below||0.|
|The woman was sheltering||under||a tree.|
|When flying I enjoy watching the clouds||below||me.|