This diagram shows some of the more common prepositions of place and indicates their meaning. There follows a sample sentence for each preposition shown.

  • There is a cup on  the table.
  • The helicopter hovered above  the house.
  • The police placed a sheet over  the body.
  • He stood in front of the door and rang the bell.
  • Ram sat beside  Tara in the cinema.
  • A small stream runs below  that bridge.
  • He put the key under  the doormat.
  • He put his hands behind  his back.

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