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Prepositions of location
In order to express and determine locations, you have to use prepositions of places. We have already studied IN, ON and AT in test test, but there are many other prepositions.
Therefore, you have to know them, make a difference between them, and determine when to use them.
I) Using the opposites to express locations:
|Above// below||Above// over|
|Behind// in front of||In front of the blue curtain/ behind it.|
II) The main prepositions of place:
|Between||In front of||Inside|
|Over...||On top of...||At the bottom of the stairs...|
|Under...||Underneath...||In the distance...|
|Against the wall||Towards/toward||Within|
III) In order to describe images or photos: mention foreground, middle plan, background!
In the foreground, in the middle ground, in the background...
IV) Quite a lot of idioms :
- behind the scenes= unseen, secretely influencing events.
- beside the point= irrelevant.
- inside out= with the inner side out.
- up in the air= uncertain.
- within reason= that's reasonable.
|- out of the blue||= in a whisper, unexpectedly||- out of the question||= unimaginable|
|- out of breath||= panting, gasping||- out of shape||= not in top condition|
|- out of character||= out of control/ out of hand||- out of sight||= hidden/ far away|
|- out of order||= being shot/ criticized||- out of tune||= not at the correct pitch|
|- out of the ordinary||= extraordinary||- out of work||= unemployed|
|- under one's breath||= in a murmur||- under fire||= being shot/ criticised|
|- under the circumstances||= because of the situation||- under the impression that||= having the belief|
|- under control/ out of control||= able to be influenced||- under the influence of||= affected by drugs or alcohol|
Well well! It's now time to test your knowledge! I'm sure you'll do great at the test! May the FORCE be with you!
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