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PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE

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Here you are an explanation about some prepositions of place in English language.



Prepositions of place are used to say where the objects are placed on a surface.


Look at the tennis balls and taking in a count the wooden boxes.



Where are the tennis balls?




Examples

Ex n 1: The tennis ball is in the box


Ex n 2: The tennis ball is on the box

and so on....






In general, we use...

at for a POINT

in for an ENCLOSED SPACE

on for a SURFACE


at
POINT
in
ENCLOSED SPACE
on
SURFACE
at the cornerin the gardenon the wall
at the bus stopin Londonon the ceiling
at the doorin Franceon the door
at the top of the pagein a boxon the cover
at the end of the roadin my pocketon the floor
at the entrancein my walleton the carpet
at the crossroadsin a buildingon the menu
at the front deskin a caron a page




Look at these examples:

Jane is waiting for you at the bus stop.

The shop is at the end of the street.

My plane stopped at Dubai.

When will you arrive at the office?

Do you work in an office?

I have a meeting in New York.

Do you live in Japan?

Jupiter is in the Solar System.

The author's name is on the cover of the book.

There are no prices on this menu.

You are standing on my foot.

There was a "no smoking" sign on the wall.

I live on the 7th floor at 21 Oxford Street in London.




Notice the use of the prepositions of place

atin and on

in these standard expressions:

atinon
at homein a caron a bus
at workin a taxion a train
at schoolin a helicopteron a plane
at universityin a boaton a ship
at collegein a lift (elevator)on a bicycle, on a motorbike
at the topin the newspaperon a horse, on an elephant
at the bottomin the skyon the radio, on television
at the sidein a rowon the left, on the right
at receptionin Oxford Streeton the way







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Now, look at the picture below to learn the following preposition of place:


IN - ON - UNDER - BEHIND - NEXT TO





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