Exercise 2

Choose the correct preposition of place to complete these sentences.

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1The ball is _____ the dog.
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2The ball is _____ the dog.
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3The dog is _____ the cat.
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4The dog is _____ the ball.
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5The ball is _____ the dog.
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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.

between

  • 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.

behind

  • She is hiding behind the curtains. 
  • We hang our coats behind the door. 

opposite

  • I live opposite the supermarket (=on the other side of the road)
  • I am sitting opposite him (=facing him)

under

  • 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.