Next to, under, between, in front of, behind, over, etc. – Prepositions of place
Next to / beside
- We had a picnic next to/beside the river.
- Come and sit next to/beside me.
- I live in a small town between Liverpool and Manchester.
- She is sleeping between her mum and dad.
In front of
- John sits in front of me in class.
- You are always in front of the mirror.
- She is hiding behind the curtains.
- We hang our coats behind the door.
- I live opposite the supermarket (=on the other side of the road)
- I am sitting opposite him (=facing him)
- The cat is hiding under the bed.
- Why are your shoes under the table?
- I’m wearing a white shirt under the jersey.
Above / over
Above and over mean ‘at or to a higher position’. Over is more common.
- She lives in an apartment above/over the grocery store.
- There is a shelf above/over the sink.