Let's Learn About Prepositions

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Prepositions of place and direction

Preposition Use Examples
higher than sth. The picture hangs above my bed.
from one side to the other side You mustn't go across this road here.
There isn't a bridge across the river.
one follows the other The cat ran after the dog.
After you.
directed towards sth. The bird flew against the window.
in a line; from one point to another They're walking along the beach.
in a group I like being among people.
in a circular way We're sitting around the campfire.
at the back of Our house is behind the supermarket.
lower than sth. Death Valley is 86 metres below sea level.
next to Our house is beside the supermarket.
sth./sb. is on each side Our house is between the supermarket and the school.
near He lives in the house by the river.
near Our house is close to the supermarket.
from high to low He came down the hill.
the place where it starts Do you come from Tokyo?
the part that is in the direction it faces Our house is in front of the supermarket.
opposite of outside You shouldn't stay inside the castle.
entering sth. You shouldn't go into the castle.
close to Our house is near the supermarket.
beside Our house is next to the supermarket.
away from sth. The cat jumped off the roof.
moving to a place The cat jumped onto the roof.
on the other side Our house is opposite the supermarket.
leaving sth. The cat jumped out of the window.
opposite of inside Can you wait outside?
above sth./sb. The cat jumped over the wall.
going near sth./sb. Go past the post office.
in a circle We're sitting round the campfire.
going from one point to the other point You shouldn't walk through the forest.
towards sth./sb. I like going to Australia.

Can you come to me?
I've never been to Africa.
in the direction of sth. We ran towards the castle.
below sth. The cat is under the table.
from low to high He went up the hill.

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