PrepositionsThe following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 14 words from the "prepositions" category:
Pairs: getting ready...
- Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
- Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
- This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
- Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
in or to a higher place or position than something else
- The bird is flying above the tree.
- Look at the stars above in the night sky.
- The sun is shining from above.
- The painting hung above the fireplace, catching everyone's attention.
- He spotted a bird flying high above in the clear blue sky.
- They found the key hidden above the door frame.
in a circular or surrounding route or direction
- Children are playing around the playground.
- Let's walk around the park and explore.
- People are gathered around the campfire.
- She took a leisurely walk around the park, enjoying the scenery.
- He wrapped his arm around her shoulders as they strolled together.
- They noticed colorful flags strung around the festival grounds.
at or toward the back or rear of something or someone
- The cat is hiding behind the couch.
- Don't forget your backpack; it's behind the door.
- I'll be right behind you on the hiking trail.
- She left her backpack behind on the bus and had to retrieve it later.
- He heard footsteps approaching from behind and turned to see who it was.
- They discovered an old letter hidden behind a book on the shelf.
next to or by the side of something or someone
- The puppy is sitting beside its owner.
- I'll sit beside you during the movie.
- There's a beautiful garden beside the house.
- She sat beside her best friend during the school assembly.
- He parked his bicycle beside the lamppost before going into the store.
- They placed the vase of flowers beside the window to catch the sunlight.
in or into the space that separates two things or people
- The sandwich is between two slices of bread.
- You can choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
- I'm standing between my two best friends.
- She stood between her parents in the family portrait.
- He negotiated a compromise between the two conflicting parties.
- They chose a spot for their picnic between the tall trees.
before anything else in order, time, or importance
- I'll go first in the race.
- Let's read the first chapter of the book.
- The first day of school is always exciting.
- She finished the race in first place, winning the gold medal.
- He took the first piece of cake from the dessert table.
- They arrived at the concert venue first to secure front-row seats.
in front of
located ahead of or before someone or something
- The car is parked in front of the house.
- Please stand in front of the class and introduce yourself.
- There's a beautiful view in front of the mountain.
- She nervously stood in front of the audience before her performance.
- He parked the car in front of the building's entrance.
- They placed a welcome mat in front of the front door.
located or situated inside or within a particular area or thing
- The keys are in the drawer.
- We live in a small house near the lake.
- It's warm in the sunshine.
- She found her lost keys in her backpack.
- He noticed a beautiful painting hanging in the art gallery.
- They kept their valuables safe in a locked drawer.
coming after all others in order, time, or importance
- She was the last person to arrive at the party.
- This is the last piece of cake.
- The last bus leaves at 10:00 PM.
- She was the last person to leave the party, saying her goodbyes.
- He ate the last slice of pizza, savoring every bite.
- They arrived at the concert venue last but still enjoyed the show.
close to or not far from a particular place or object
- There's a park near our school.
- I live near the beach, so I can go swimming often.
- The store is near the shopping mall.
- She found a cozy cafe near the train station for a quick coffee.
- He noticed a park near the office where he could take breaks.
- They booked a hotel room near the beach for their vacation.
physically in contact with and supported by a surface
- The book is on the table.
- The cat is sitting on the windowsill.
- Let's have a picnic on the grass.
- She placed the book on the table and started reading.
- He spilled some coffee on the newspaper, leaving a stain.
- They set the picnic blanket on the grassy field and unpacked their lunch.
situated or positioned directly across from someone or something else
- The restaurant is opposite the movie theater.
- The two houses are opposite each other.
- He sat in the chair opposite me.
- She sat at the table opposite her colleague during the meeting.
- He noticed a mirror on the wall opposite the entrance.
- They booked seats on the train that were opposite each other.
from one side or end to the other side or end of something
- We walked through the forest on our hike.
- You can see the stars through the telescope.
- He read the book from beginning to end.
- She walked through the forest, enjoying the sound of birdsong.
- He found a shortcut through the crowded market to reach the other side.
- They read through the entire book in one sitting.
physically below or beneath something else
- The cat is hiding under the bed.
- There's a treasure chest under the sand.
- She placed her backpack under the tree.
- She found her missing shoe under the bed.
- He placed a blanket under the picnic basket to cushion it.
- They discovered a hidden treasure chest buried under the sand.
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