What is Prepositions of Place? Prepositions of Place Examples, Exercises and Worksheet

What is Prepositions of Place? Prepositions of Place Examples, Exercises and Worksheet

What İs Prepositions of Place?

Prepositions are used in words that express both there and nearby and in which direction to go.

Here are more examples sentences of prepositions of place:

In front of

  • Our music band plays our music in front of an audience.
  • The teacher sits in front of the students.
  • The girl standing in the line in front of me smells so bad.


Behind is the opposite of in front of. It means at the back (part) of something.

  • When the teacher writes some notes on the blackboard, some students are behind
  • Who was that person behind your car?
  • I had to slow down because there was a police car behind


Between refers to something in the middle of two objects or things or places.

  • There are mountains between Chile and Argentina.
  • The number 7 is between the number 6 and 8.
  • There is a sea between England and France.

Across From / Opposite

The terms across from and opposite are interchangeable. It typically means something is in front of something else, although there is usually something between them, such as a street or a table. It’s the same as stating someone (or a location) is on the other side of something.


  • I live across from a supermarket = it is on the other side of the road…
  • The chess players sat opposite each other before they began their game = They are in front of each other and there is a table between them…

Next to / Beside

Next to and Beside mean the same thing. It usually refers to a thing that is at the side of another thing.

 At a wedding, her brother stands next to the groom.

  • Guards stand next to the entrance of the theatre.
  • She walked beside me as we went down the street.
  • In this part of town there isn’t a footpath beside the road, so we must be careful.

Near / Close to

Near and Close to mean the same thing. It is similar to next to/beside but there is more of a distance between the two things.

 The receptionist is near the entrance.

  • This building is near a bus station.
  • We couldn’t park the car close to the store’s door.
  • Their house is close to a supermarket and our house.


On means that something is in a physically touching position, attached to something.

  • The clock on the wall is too fast.
  • He put the cake on the table.
  • I can see a spider on the sofa.
  • They were told not to walk on the grass with the dog.

Above / Over

  • Planes normally fly above the mountains and clouds.
  • We can put a sun umbrella over the table so we wouldn’t get so hot.
  • Our neighbors in the dorm above us are noisy.
  • My brother accidentally spilled coffee all over the new white carpet.

Under / Below

  • Your legs are under the table.
  • My little brother thinks that monsters are living under his bed.