Learning Prepositions of Location

Preposition

Prepositions are words which show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun object and some other words in the sentence. They are always followed by nouns or pronouns.

Prepositions are classified into three groups as below:

Always remember:

1 Prepositions are always followed by a "noun", never followed by a verb.

Parts of speech

Examples

Noun

elephant,table

Proper Noun

New York,Henry

Noun Group

my best friend

Gerund

working

Pronoun 

he,her,us

 


 

2 A preposition cannot be followed by a verb. If we want to follow a preposition by a verb, we must use the "-ing" form which is really a gerund or verb in noun form.

Subject + Verb

Preposition

Noun

 

Example:


1. The flower vase is on the table.

2. Henry is looking for the new job.

3. We ate after the meeting.

 

on the table Mouse is on the table.
Mouse is in the cupboard. on the table
on the table Mouse is between sofa and chair.
Mouse is below the table. on the table
on the table Mouse is at the corner of the table.

 

 

 

Prepositions of place. (at, in, on ):

  • At is used  for a POINT
  • In is used  for an ENCLOSED SPACE 
  • On is used  for a SURFACE 

Basic difference between at,in and on can be best described by following set of examples.

 

at POINT

in ENCLOSED SPACE

on SURFACE

at the corner

in the garden

on the wall

at the school

in Mumbai

on the roof

at the gate

in USA

on the window

at the bottom of the page

in a bowl

on the cover

at the end of the book

in my bag

on the floor

 

 

Prepositions changes based on the SIZE of Noun:

 

 

at

in

on

at home

in a car

on a bus

at work

in a taxi

on a train

at school

in a classroom

on my desk

at university

in a library

on the chair

at college

in a lift (elevator)

on a bicycle, on a motorbike

at the roadside

in the museum

on my seat

at reception

in the hall

on the stage

 

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