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Prepositions of place

Sentences with prepositions of place and direction

PrepositionUseSentences
abovehigher than sth.The picture hangs above my bed.
acrossfrom one side to the other sideYou mustn’t go across this road here.
There isn’t a bridge across the river.
afterone follows the otherThe cat ran afterthe dog.
After you.
againstdirected towards sth.The bird flew against the window.
alongin a line; from one point to anotherThey’re walking along the beach.
amongin a groupI like being amongpeople.
aroundin a circular wayWe’re sitting around the campfire.
at*position at a pointI arrived at the meeting.
behindat the back ofOur house is behind the supermarket.
belowlower than sth.Death Valley is 86 metres below sea level.
besidenext toOur house is beside the supermarket.
betweensth./sb. is on each sideOur house is between the supermarket and the school.
bynearHe lives in the house by the river.
close tonearOur house is close to the supermarket.
downfrom high to lowHe came down the hill.
fromthe place where it startsDo you come fromTokyo?
in front ofthe part that is in the direction it facesOur house is in front of the supermarket.
insideopposite of outsideYou shouldn’t stay inside the castle.
in*place seen in three dimensionsWe slept in the car.
larger areasI was born inEngland.
intoentering sth.You shouldn’t go into the castle.
nearclose toOur house is nearthe supermarket.
next tobesideOur house is next to the supermarket.
offaway from sth.The cat jumped offthe roof.
on*touches a surfaceThere is a fly onthe table.
is seen as a point on a lineWe were on the way from Paris to Rome.
by a lake or seaLondon lies on the Thames.
ontomoving to a placeThe cat jumped onto the roof.
oppositeon the other sideOur house is opposite the supermarket.
out ofleaving sth.The cat jumped out of the window.
outsideopposite of insideCan you wait outside?
overabove sth./sb.The cat jumped over the wall.
pastgoing near sth./sb.Go past the post office.
roundin a circleWe’re sitting round the campfire.
throughgoing from one point to the other pointYou shouldn’t walk through the forest.
totowards sth./sb.I like going toAustralia.
Can you come tome?
I’ve never been toAfrica.
towardsin the direction of sth.We ran towardsthe castle.
underbelow sth.The cat is underthe table.
upfrom low to highHe went up the hill.

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