Prepositions of place indicate where something is or where something happens (acrossininsideon, outsideunder).

 

Examples:

  • The newly built bridge across the river has just collapsed.
  • His alarm clock went off twice and he is still snoring in bed.
  • There was something like a snake or a rope inside the dark cage.
  • There was a big fly on the bull’s nose.
  • I fell asleep while waiting outside the clinic for my turn.

 

 

Prepositions of place also tell us the position of something in relation to another with such words as behindbeside, between, in front, and near

 

Examples:

  • Behind

     his farmhouse was a large scary scarecrow.

     

     

  • I sat beside a snoring woman in the cinema.
  • There is an awkward gap between her two front teeth.
  • Someone parked a tractor in front of our house.
  • Please don’t come near me; I have a bad cold.