Exercise 1

Look at the pictures and choose the correct prepositions of place.


1 There is a cat the table.

2 The woman is sleeping the books.

3 There are some clouds the building.

4 Janet is sitting Tom.

5 There is a cat the dogs.

6 Janet is sitting Tom.

7 Janet is sitting a blond woman.

8 Linda is sitting Jack and Harry.

9 The ball is the net.

10 The dog is standing the cat.



Prepositions of place

Next to, beside, above, over, in front of, behind, under, opposite

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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.