Prepositions of place

Sentences with prepositions of place and direction

Preposition Use Sentences
above higher than sth. The picture hangs above my bed.
across from one side to the other side You mustn’t go across this road here.
There isn’t a bridge across the river.
after one follows the other The cat ran afterthe dog.
After you.
against directed towards sth. The bird flew against the window.
along in a line; from one point to another They’re walking along the beach.
among in a group I like being amongpeople.
around in a circular way We’re sitting around the campfire.
at* position at a point I arrived at the meeting.
behind at the back of Our house is behind the supermarket.
below lower than sth. Death Valley is 86 metres below sea level.
beside next to Our house is beside the supermarket.
between sth./sb. is on each side Our house is between the supermarket and the school.
by near He lives in the house by the river.
close to near Our house is close to the supermarket.
down from high to low He came down the hill.
from the place where it starts Do you come fromTokyo?
in front of the part that is in the direction it faces Our house is in front of the supermarket.
inside opposite of outside You shouldn’t stay inside the castle.
in* place seen in three dimensions We slept in the car.
larger areas I was born inEngland.
into entering sth. You shouldn’t go into the castle.
near close to Our house is nearthe supermarket.
next to beside Our house is next to the supermarket.
off away from sth. The cat jumped offthe roof.
on* touches a surface There is a fly onthe table.
is seen as a point on a line We were on the way from Paris to Rome.
by a lake or sea London lies on the Thames.
onto moving to a place The cat jumped onto the roof.
opposite on the other side Our house is opposite the supermarket.
out of leaving sth. The cat jumped out of the window.
outside opposite of inside Can you wait outside?
over above sth./sb. The cat jumped over the wall.
past going near sth./sb. Go past the post office.
round in a circle We’re sitting round the campfire.
through going from one point to the other point You shouldn’t walk through the forest.
to towards sth./sb. I like going toAustralia.
Can you come tome?
I’ve never been toAfrica.
towards in the direction of sth. We ran towardsthe castle.
under below sth. The cat is underthe table.
up from low to high He went up the hill.

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