Prepositions of Place Worksheets

All About These 15 Worksheets

These prepositions of place worksheets are a helpful tool for teaching and reinforcing this important topic on English grammar. Prepositions of place indicate the location of a person or object in relation to another object or place.

These worksheets include a range of exercises that help students identify prepositions of place in sentences and use them correctly. They also include activities such as matching prepositions of place with corresponding pictures or sentences, filling in the blanks with the correct preposition of place, and writing sentences that use prepositions of place. Through these worksheets, students will:

  • Use illustrations as visual cues to figure out the preposition of place that best fits a sentence;
  • Write their own sentences using the correct prepositions of place;
  • And respond to short writing prompts using prepositions of place.

By completing these worksheets, students can develop a better understanding of how prepositions of place work and how they can be used to describe the location of people and objects in a sentence. This can help them improve their communication skills and spatial awareness.

Prepositions of Place and common examples

We use these terms, in context, to help us describe the location of a person or thing.  The location is determined by defining the position relative to something else. This allows us to add very specific details in our discussions and literature.

Prepositions are words or groups of words used before a noun or pronoun to show the relationship of time, direction, place, or location between them and other parts of the sentence.

Prepositions of places specifically point to the prepositions that show the placement of something. For example:

  • I had a quiet lunch at home.
  • What’s on the menu today?
  • She was so tired that she took a nap in the class.

Prepositions of Places and Direction

Prepositions of place give you the ability to describe where something is located. Some common prepositions of places are: in, on, at, to, above, over, under, below, to, from, into, out of, across, besides, in front of, towards, behind, by, up, down, between, and among.

  • In indicates something’s presence in a place or enclosure.
    • The cat was in the hat.
    • Jamie works in that office.
  • On shows a position above but in contact with the object.
    • My wallet is on the table.
    • My department is on the third floor.
  • At points towards the exact place of an object.
    • They are already at the door.
    • My kids are at school.
  • From is the starting place at which an action begins. To is the ending place of that action.
    • Adam and Hannah walked from the parking to the elevator.
    • We will go to Madison’s from our place.
  • Above indicates something very high. Out-of-reach objects are often described using above.
    • The clouds above are full of rain.
    • The sky seems far above the mountains.
  • Over indicates a place between on and above and it is not touching.
    • There are a lot of birds over that hill.
    • Your comment just flew over my head.
  • Into is used to show an action towards/going inside something or a place.
    • The robbers broke into his house.
    • She crashed her car into the fire hydrant.
  • Out of, the opposite of into indicates a movement towards outside of something or a place.
    • For the holidays, she plans on going out of the country.
    • Can we please get out of here before getting caught?
  • Beside shows at the side of or next to something.
    • I will always stand beside my friends.
    • The little kid was sitting beside his stuffed toys.
  • In front of indicates a position facing someone or something.
    • The squad car was parked in front of the bank.
    • I didn’t like being reprimanded in front of my colleagues.
  • Up means a movement towards a place or position of a higher elevation.
    • Jake is going up to the mayor’s house today.
    • Amanda is too young to climb up the stairs.
  • Down, the opposite meaning of up, means a movement towards a place or position of lower elevation.
    • Let me walk you down to your car.
    • Let’s go down the stairs together.