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Prepositions of Place and Direction

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Prepositions are brief terms some of which are frequently placed ahead of nouns to indicate the location, placement, duration, or manner of the noun or pronoun being spoken. Prepositions of place and direction indicate an individual’s or object’s location with respect to another individual or object’s location. The most common place and direction prepositions are in, at, on, above, under, from, behind, among, and so on.

Prepositions of Place:

The preposition of place is one preposition that indicates to the location of an entity or individual. Prepositions of place enable us to really be highly particular whenever defining the setting of a story and whenever presenting crucial information for sending messages. Prepositions of place allow us to inform people where something might be.

Examples:
  1. We waited in the line.
  2. The river flows between the two cities.
  3. The car is by the parking.
  4. I sat on the elephant for the first time.
  5. Children were playing at the school.
  6. The cat is hidden in the room.
  7. The guard was standing at the entrance.
  8. The cap was fallen down under the table.
  9. The parade was on the way.
  10. We met them in Italy.

Prepositions of Direction:

Directional prepositions are employed to describe locations and provide consumers with a concept of where a given thing is headed. Although in question regarding how to employ a certain preposition, ask for a dictionary. Direction prepositions are unique in that they indicate motion.

Examples:
  1. The cat and dogs chased after each other.
  2. The kids were playing around the table.
  3. Her gift was inside the box.
  4. They reached up the hills.
  5. We like to collect seashells along the riverbed.
  6. There was garbage across the road.
  7. The glass of water fell down from the table.
  8. Priya carefully comes across the road.
  9. Don’t put old clothes into the cupboard.
  10. What did you bring for us from Paris.

Usage of Prepositions of Time:

Preposition Meaning Example
In often used to describe a confined region The keys are in the car.
At often used to address a specific topic They welcomed us at the door.
On often used to show whenever something touches anything Put my phone on the desk.
Above greater in comparison to a different thing The box is above the book.
Over often used to indicate that anything is above The students in the class above us are very helpful.
Under beneath anything My dog sleeps My dog sleeps under my bed. my bed.
Below lesser in comparison to a different thing He hung the keys below the frame.
To conveying movement in the path of My first visit to zoo was an amazing experience.
From identifying the location in place where a travel, etc. begins I am from India.
Into exhibiting action or activity as an outcome of Fold the clothes and keep it into the wardrobe.
Out Of denoting the origin or foundation about something This trend is now out of fashion.
Through showing the origin of from one location to another The water flows through the plants.
Across on the opposite end of something Their house is situated across the bridge.
Beside in addition to She was sitting beside me.
In Front Of in a location slightly forward of or ahead of anything else. The garden is in front of my house.
Behind near the rear of The car is parked behind the house.
Towards as in general location of We move towards the entry door.
By just next to The supermarket is by the post office.
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