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Prepositions of place indicate where something is or where something happens (across, in, inside, on, outside, under)..

Examples:

  • The newly built bridge across the river has just collapsed.
  • His alarm clock went off twice and he is still in bed.
  • There was something like a snake inside the dark cage.
  • There was a 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 (behind, beside, between, in front, near)..

Examples:

  • Behind his farmhouse was a big 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.
  • Don’t go near her. She’s got a bad cold.