PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE“ IN, ON, UNDER, IN FRONTOF, BEHIND,BETWEEN, NEXT TO “
ObjectivesAt the end of this class the students will beable to :1- Recognize the use of preposition of place2- To understand the meaning of eachpreposition, linking it to nouns,pronouns, and phrases to other words3- To use prepositions of place correctlyin writing and speaking
Preposition-A preposition is a word which shows the relationshipbetween one thing and another.-It links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other wordsin the sentence.-The word or phrase that the preposition introduces iscalled the object of the sentence.Exp: The cat is under the tablePrepositions of place, are prepositions that are used todescribe the place or position of all types of nouns.
Use “in” when:We use in to show that something isenclosed or surrounded.The sheep aregrazing in thepasture.The ball is in the box.
We also use into showtowns, states, countries, and continents).I live in Paris..
Use “on” when:We use on to show position on ahorizontal/vertical surface.They are playing onthe yard.The dog is onthe table
We also use on to show position onstreets, roads, etc.My house is on Sudirman Street.
UnderThe boy is under the table.It means at a lower level. (Something isabove it).
(Noun 1) +to be+ In front of (noun 2)In front ofThe girl is in front of the boy.
BehindThe boy is behind the girl.It means at the back (part) of something
BetweenThe girl is between a big tree and a smalltree. OrThe girl is between two trees.Refers to something in the middle of twoobjects or things (or places).
next toIt usually refers to a thing (or person) thatis at the side of another thing.