More on prepositions of place




Ask yourself where the ball is and practice prepositions of place.

19 Responses to More on prepositions of place

  1. mercedes says:


  2. cristian says:

    Dear Srs.

    I have a question, I need your assistance with this sentence because I am not so sure that this sentence is correct; “She is on the table”, I thougth that sentence should be “She is at the table”. I would appreciatte if you can answer me and resolve this big doubt that I have.

    Kindest regards,


  3. tutorelena says:

    Dear Cristian,

    If you say ‘she is on the table’ what you are actually saying is: she is over the table; whereas if you say ‘she is at the table’, it means she is seated next to the table…(or maybe not seated but standing, in any case next to it). But since a picture is worth a thousand words, I created this cartoon for you.
    Sorry that it took me so long to reply, I’ve been to Ireland for a conference (Eurocall 2007) but I’m back for good. Thanks a lot for visiting this site and you’re very welcome.

  4. Luciana says:

    Hi, could you please tell me the difference between “on” and “over”? I see that both mean that the object we refer to, is making contact to the surface where they are. Different is with “above” which is very clearly not making contact.

  5. Daniel Segura Arias says:

    Hi, where could I find at quiz in order to use this exercise?

  6. tutorelena says:

    Sorry for the late reply, being really busy and the Xmas time (holidays, time to switch off and the like 😉 )

    Luciana, the difference bw on and over:
    ‘Over’, just like ‘above’, means ‘at a position above or higher than’ (a sign over the door) but not necessarily touching each other. “on” does imply that both objects are touching each other. Besides, even though linguists have represented the semantics of English prepositions as highly arbitrary, we should always take into account that the main aim of these prepositions is to denote a spatial relationship, sometimes static, sometimes in motion. In my humble opinion, ‘over’ has that sense of motion, whereas ‘on’ doesn’t. “Over” has a meaning of motion, from point A ’til B: The horse jumped over the hurdle.

    Daniel, try these quizzes:
    British Council test
    Oxford University Press

    Thanks a lot 4 your comments!

  7. John Merchant says:

    Those explanations help me a lot to learn this beautiful language . thanks.

  8. tutorelena says:

    Thank you! Glad you like it.

  9. Ada.. says:

    muy interesante y util tu blog! te enlazo desde mi blog… con tu permiso! gracias!

  10. Kai says:

    When the top animation says the bird is uner the tree it should be the bird is below the tree.

  11. Kai says:


  12. canan says:

    thanks for all these informatıons…

  13. canan says:

    hi ,ı wanna learn that how can we improve our knowledge more and more about you have a website again.pls answer my question in a short time.thanks…

  14. hamide says:

    that was grate. would you please send for me more animation about preposition of place if it is possible for you? thanks a bunch.

  15. jill says:

    This is very nice. This is what I have been looking for.

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