Prepositions of place such as, at, in, on, up, down, across, through, beside, are used to describe the relations of nouns, denoting places with the rest of the grammatical units of the given sentence. There are so many prepositions are in use to indicate different types of areas or places. So, let’s see some simple examples of prepositions of place.
Usages and examples of prepositions of place
Preposition is a word that is also called parts of speech, used to show the relations of noun or pronoun denoting time, place, manner, cause, etc. to the rest of the sentence. It is very essential to construct a proper meaning of any sentence.
Rules of use of prepositions of place
Without understanding of proper rules, the use of prepositions seem difficult. Look at the following rules and usages.
1. When the place is line, like roads, rivers etc.
On, Off, Away
Across, and Along
- London is on the Thames river.
- His new flat is just a mile off the national highway.
- His new flat is just a mile away from the national highway.( when place is point)
- He swims across the Ganga river.
- There were no option. So, we used to walk along highway.
2. When the place is area with boundaries :- Into, In, Out Of, Through, From
Here are some examples,
- The cat slowly entered into the garden.
- We remained in that village for two days.
- The antelope hurriedly ran through the grassland to save from panther.
- Animals used to migrate out of theirs habitat annually due to water scarcity.
3. When the place is point like college, hospital, office etc.:- To, At, Away
Let’s see some examples,
- Students go to the school.
- My house is really
- away from school.
- First time, we met at the broadcasting office.
4. Prepositions of place Showing vertical and horizontal place
On, Over, Above, Under Below — for vertically
Simply, we will go through some examples,
- Now, he is on the roof of house.
- The flock of birds are flying over the river. (“over” is used between on and above)
- The clouds are gathered right above the mountain.
“Below” preposition is used for greater depth compare to “under”
5. “In front of, beside, behind — for horizontal place
- He has parked his bike right in front of the house.
- He is waiting beside the bus. (here, “besides” have other meaning)
- I failed to notice him because he was well behind of his father.
These are not all but few important Examples of prepositions of place along important rules, used to show position of nouns or pronouns.