Prepositions of Position

Correct Uses of Prepositions of Position

Prepositions of positionat, in, between, among, amongst, above, under, below, over, etc.—tell the reader or listener about the position of someone or something.

    For example:
  • a)  The tourist stayed at the Tourist Hotel.
  • b)  He studied at Oxford.
  • c)  He is waiting at the door.
    For example:
  • He lives in Bombay.
    For example:
  • a)  Share these sweets between Gretchen and Liam
  • b)  It is a secret between you and me.
    For example:
  • Divide the sweets among the three boys.
    For example:
  • Divide the sweets amongst us.
    For example:
  • a)  The sun rose above the horizon.
  • b)  We were flying above the clouds.
    For example:
  • It is shady under the trees.
    For example:
  • a)  When the sun sets it goes below the horizon.
  • b)  Your work is below average.
    For example:
  • a)  There is an aircraft coming over.
  • b)  The bathroom is over the kitchen.
    For example:
  • The ground was slippery beneath her.