What is Preposition of Position in English Grammar

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Preposition of Position

Following is the list of prepositions of preposition :

  1. In
  2. At
  3. On
  4. Above/Below
  5. Over/Under
  6. Between
  7. Among/Amongst/Amid/Amidst
  8. Before and Behind

 

What is Use of Preposition of Position “AT” and “IN” in Sentence

  1. “At” is used for small places such as colony, village, home, restaurant, hospital etc. 
  2. “At”is also used in one dimensional form such as some is living in city (but he is only living in that city).

For example:

  • Rebecca lives at Defense Colony

 

Rule for Preposition “IN”

  1. “In” is used for big places such as City, Country, home, restaurant, hospital etc.
  2. “In” is also used in two-dimensional form such as some is living in the city and work there (it is covering two dimension).

For example:

  • She Lives in Madrid

 

Use of Preposition “ON” in Sentence

“On” is used for indicating proximity and position above or outside.

For Example:

  • The jug is on the table.
  • She sat on the bench.

 

Use of Preposition “Above” and “Below” in Sentence

These prepositions are used to indicate the levels.

For example:

  • The Fighter jet is flying above the clouds.
  • Her expenditure is above her income.
  • The Oil is flowing above the dangerous level.
  • I placed the lamp below the table.
  • We could see the setting sun going below.

 

Use of Preposition “Between” in Sentence

Preposition “between” is used to denote something or someone in the middle of two person or things. 

For example:

  • Distribute these oranges between the two girls.
  • Between Jennifer and Julia.

Remember we cannot say like:

  • There is a friendship between three boys. (it’s wrong because it’s between three persons not two).

 

What is Use of Preposition of Position “Among/Amongst/Amid and Amidst” in Sentence

  1. The above four prepositions are used to referring more than two person or things.
  2. Among and amid are used interchangeably and when their object is of consonant sound.
  3. Amongst and amidst are used interchangeably and when their object is vowel sound.

For example:

  • She Distribute these oranges among the four girls. (Whenever the come after the above four preposition we use among).

  • Madam donated the old clothes amongst (Here object of preposition “Us” is start with sound of vowel).

  • Elon is sitting amid his friends. (Here object of preposition “Friends” is start with sound of consonant).

  • Sumbal is sitting amidst (“Us” is starting vowel sound)

 

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