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Write a second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first. Use the word in brackets.

► It's probable that the strike will be over soon, (probably)
The strike will probably be over soon.

1 We often go to the cinema, (a lot)

2 Adrian wears jeans all the time, (always)

3 These shoes are too small, (big)

4 I don't live in Birmingham any more, (no)

5 Polly spent more money than she should have done in the sales, (too)


 

 

Prepositions of place

A Meanings


 


 


 


The bird is in/insidethe cage.


Sarah is diving in/intothe water.


Tom is getting out ofThey're waiting outside

the car. the bank.


 



 


 


The jug is onthe table.


The case is on top ofthe Emma is putting her
wardrobe. luggage on/ontothe

trolley.


Henry is falling off the horse.


 



 


 


Rachel is atthe bus stop.


The table is by/besideJessica is sitting next to

the bed. Andrew.


The airport is nearManchester.


 



 


 


The coach is going toLondon.


The letter is fromChicago.


Matthew is walking towards the sun.


Vicky is running away from the fire.


 



 


 


There's a bridge overthe river.


Tom is underthe car.


The plane is abovethe clouds.


The temperature is below zero.


The cyclist is in front ofThe cyclist is behindRita is going upthe Daniel is coming down


Melanie is running The cars are going Trevor is walking alongThe car is going past across the road. throughthe tunnel. the street. the house.

the bus. the tractor. stairs. the stairs.

The house is amongJackson is betweenJessica is sitting oppositeThey're running

the trees. Memphis and New Andrew. around/roundthe track.

Orleans.

B Position and movement

Most of these prepositions can express either position (where something is) or movement (where it is going). Position: The coin was underthe sofa. Movement: The coin rolled underthe sofa.

Now look at these examples with inand onexpressing position.

The manager was inthe office. The papers were onthe floor. To express movement, we use intoand onto,but we can also use inand on,especially in informal English.

The manager came in/intothe office. The papers fell on/ontothe floor.

At expresses position, and toexpresses movement. Position: Vicky was atthe doctor's. Movement: Vicky went tothe doctor's.

> page 380 British and American English


 


Exercises

1 Prepositions of place (A) Put in the prepositions. Sometimes more than one answer is correct.

► Sarah is getting out of the 1 David is going................. 2 The furniture is……..

taxi. the ladder. the van.

3 My friend lives in a flat 4 The boss is coming 5 There's a garage…….
............. a shop. ........................ the corridor. the house.

6 We walked ………. 7 There's a statue 8 Tom and Nick are walking
the lake. ..................... the museum. ..................... the stadium.

2 Prepositions of place (A)

Complete the conversations. Choose the correct preposition.

1 Vicky: I felt really afraid when I was walking home from/off the club. All the time I could hear

someone behind/in front of me, but I didn't dare turn round.

Rachel: I expect you were imagining it.

Vicky: No, I wasn't. I saw him after I'd come in across/through the gate. He was wearing a long

black coat that came down well below/under his knees.

2 Daniel: You know Adam, don't you? He's very strange. He walked right along/past me yesterday as I

was coming among/down the stairs, but he didn't say hello.

Matthew: The other day he was sitting beside/opposite me at lunch, so I couldn't help looking at him, I said hello, but he didn't speak.


 

3 Between, next toand opposite(A) Look at the plan and explain where things are. Use between, next to or opposite.

► The bank is next to the gift shop.

1 The sports shop is ............ the bank.

2 The travel agency is................ the sports shop and the art gallery.

3 The restaurant is................ the art gallery.

4 The gift shop is................. the bank and the restaurant.

5 The art gallery is................. the travel agency.

4 Prepositions of place (A-B)

Where did the fly go? Put in these prepositions: around, into, on, out of, through, under, up

► The fly came in through the door.

1 It flew ................. the chair. 4 It went………….. the telephone.

2 It crawled ................. the chair leg. 5 It flew………… ...the drawer.

3 It stopped……………the desk for a moment. 6 It went………… .. the window.

; Prepositions of place (A-B).

Put in the correct preposition.

► Rachel was lying on the grass reading a book.

1 It's my holiday next week. I'm going ........... Spain.

2 There was a big crowd ............... the shop waiting for it to open.

3 That man is an idiot. He pushed me ........... the swimming-pool.

4 I went ............. the chemist's just now, but I didn't notice if it was open.

5 David hurt himself. He fell .............. his bike.

6 There's a cafe.…………… .......... top of the mountain. You can have a coffee there before you go down.

7 The sheep got out ............ a hole in the fence.

8 Pompeii is quite................ Sorrento. It's only a short train ride.

9 There's such a crowd. You won't find your friend ………………… all these people.


 

119 In, on and at (place)

Emma is in the phone box. Nick's dog is on the rug. There's someone at the door.

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