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    Prepositions and location




       Prepositions of location


    Here is a song that will help you to remember the prepositions.


        about, above, across,
      after, against, along,
        amid, among, around,
      at, atop, before, behind,
      below, beneath, beside,
      between, beyond, but, by,
      concerning, down, during,
      except, for, from, in,
      inside, into, like, near,
      of, off, on, onto, out,
      outside, over, past,
      regarding, since, through,
      throughout, to, toward,
      under, underneath, until,
      up, upon, with, within,


                               Prepositions of location


    Most important prepositions:
      At, in, on,   near, by, next to, beside,   across from, opposite,   below, under, above, over,    between, among,
      in front of, behind,    
    on the left, on the right,       at the top of, at the bottom of,       inside, outside.
      Some of those prepositions(next to, on the left, at the top of) are called  'compound prepositions.

              at  (point)       on (surface)      in ( space with limits) 
         address            street    country, state, city
      John lives at number 12, on 1st Avenue, in Reno(in Nevada) (in the USA)
     Mind the context.
     I'm meeting Sarah at the corner.
     The bank is on the corner of the street.
     The broom is in the corner of the kitchen.
     at the front of the house.
     on the front of a sheet of paper.
     in the front of a car.

     near   /   by    /   next to   /  beside
     near, by:           
     We live near the bank 
     The cat is sleeping by the fireplace.
     next to :
     We live next to the bank.                                        
     beside (= next to) 
     beside: very close to the side of someone or something:
     The dog sat beside Suzan.

      opposite = across (from) 
                                         verb + opposite + noun (or pronoun)
     Our daughter was sitting opposite us (across from us) on the train.
     The park is opposite the school.
     Opposite is never used with 'of'.

     below  / under   /  above   /  over 
     The fish swims below the surface of the water.
     The baby is under the blanket.
     There are clouds above the town.
     She is wearing a shawl over her shoulders.
                    below  ‚  above  (non touching)                          under  ‚  over

     between   /   among
     between 2 things or people
            A young child between his parents.
     among is used with several things or people
        Can you see this house hidden among the trees? (there are more than two trees)

     in front of   / behind
     in front of
     He is sitting in front of the computer
     The letter box is in front of the newsagent's.
     He is hiding behind the fence.

     inside  /  outside
     'inside'  or'in'   My keys are inside (in) my bag.   Tom is inside (in) the house.
      'inside' is used for a closed space.
     An eagle flies high in the sky. (not inside)
     outside is the opposite ofinside     

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      Compléter avec la préposition qui convient.
       Complete with the right preposition.
    1. Can you see a spider  the ceiling?                  
     The roses  your garden are very beautiful.
     Were there many cars  the road this evening?
     I am meeting my friend  the gate of the park on Sunday.
     Will you stay  home tomorrow?
     Why is that cat  a pumpkin?
    2. The car is  the house.     
       The house is  the car.
     The house is  the tree and the dog.                        
     The tree is  the house.
       The dog is  the house.
     The sun is  the dog.
    3.Bob, don't forget to sign your name   your letter.                  
        Write your name  the line.            
        The balloons are high  our heads.


       It is cold, put a jacket  your shirt!

         Doggy is lying   its kennel.

       The cat is eating  the kennel.




      The drugstore is  the Police Station.

      The school is   First Street and Central Avenue.

      The movie theatre is  the drugstore.

      The Post Office is  Main Street across from the bank.

      Is there a turkey  these animals?                    


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