Prepositions of Place
Before you look at these, you should read the information about in, on and at. Then you are ready to learn these other ones.
The cat is under the table
The cat is on the table
The cat is in the basket
The cat is next to the table
The light is above the table
The picture is over the table
|in front of
The spider is in front of the TV.
The spider is behind the TV.
The spider is opposite the cat.
Be careful with above and over. They can be used in the same situations but not always. Usually we use over when something is fixed to the ground or a wall. We use above when something is hanging in the air. Over and above can also be prepositions of movement:
I climbed over the wall. (up, then down)
I climbed above the wall. (to a higher position)
Also, be careful of the difference between in front of and opposite. Usually opposite is used when two things are facing each other, especially when there is something between them.
I parked in front of his house. (on the same side)
I parked opposite his house. (on the other side of the road)