Prepositions

Prepositions such as 'on', 'in', 'under' / 'below', 'above', 'beside', 'outside', 'behind', 'in front of' and 'opposite' are used to show position.

Examples:

On






The ball is on the table.



In





The ball is in the box.





Under / Below




The ball is under / below the table.





Above




The bulb is above the table.






Beside





The ball is beside the box.





Outside





The ball is outside the box.





Opposite




The hospital is opposite the library.







Behind




The ball is behind the box.






In front of




The ball is in front of the box.





The difference between ‘on’ and ‘above’

Look at the following sentences:

1. The ball is on the table.

2. The bulb is above the table.

In the first sentence, the ball touches the table.

In the second sentence, the bulb does not touch the table.





Exercises

Fill in the blanks with 'under', 'opposite', 'beside', 'in', 'in front of', 'behind', 'outside', 'above' or 'on'.

1.




The bulb is ____________ the table.






2.





The ball is ____________ the box.




3.





The ball is ____________ the box.





4.





The ball is ____________ the box.





5.




The ball is ____________ the table.





6.




The hospital is ____________ the library.







7.






The ball is ____________ the table.



8.




The ball is ____________ the box.






9.





The ball is ____________ the box.






Answers

1. above

2. in front of

3. in

4. beside

5. under

6. opposite

7. on

8. behind

9. outside