Exercise 1

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


1There is a cat the table.

2The woman is sleeping the books.

3There are some clouds the building.

4Janet is sitting Tom.

5There is a cat the dogs.

6Janet is sitting Tom.

7Janet is sitting a blond woman.

8Linda is sitting Jack and Harry.

9The ball is the net.

10The 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.