Prepositions of Place

This diagram shows some of the more common prepositions of place and indicates their meaning. There follows a sample sentence for each preposition shown. When you have read this page, check your understanding with our Prepositions of Place Quiz.

prepositions of place
  • There is a cup on the table.
  • The helicopter hovered above the house.
  • The police placed a sheet over the body.
  • He stood in front of the door and rang the bell.
  • Ram sat beside Tara in the cinema.
  • A small stream runs below that bridge.
  • He put the key under the doormat.
  • He put his hands behind his back.

Contributor: Josef Essberger