Prepositions of Place
Prepositions of place are prepositions that we use to express where something is located.
The most important of them are:
I'm going to give you a through description of these three prepositions.
1. We use in when talking about objects that are surrounded or enclosed.
- He was in the bar.
- They swam in the pool.
Another use of in is to express positions within land-areas (town, cities, countries, continents).
- It never happends in New Jersey—trust me.
2. We use at when talking about objects that have a very specific place or location.
- When I found out that he was not at the airport waiting for me, I became furious.
- It's noon—she must be at the church.
3. We use on when talking about objects located on horizontal or vertical surfaces.
- An interesting painting was hangingon the wall.
- A glass of water was lying on the table.
We also use on when talking about objects located on streets, roads, and so on.
- I'm quite sure I saw the man on Magnolia Street.
Other prepositions include:
1. in front of
5. next to/behind/by
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