Prepositions

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Prepositions
Opposite and in front of
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Opposite
On the other side/ across a road a street
In front of is the opposite of behind
There’s a bus stop in front of the school
(the same side of the road)
It can mean outside
Above or over
• We ‘ve got a little house above the lake
• Not directly over another
• Over when something touches or covers
another
• He put on a coat over his pyjamas
across
Through
Across or through?
• Note the difference in use between across and through.
• Across suggests flat or open space, whereas through suggests a
space which is closed with things on all sides:
• Although it was dark, I was not afraid of walking home through the
forest.
• The ice was quite thick and he experienced no difficulty in skating
right across the lake.
• We cycled across Bodmin moor and through a number of small
villages.
Particular use of at, in , on
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In the mountains
In the sun/rain
In adictionary
In the background
In the foreground
AT
At the sea
At the beginning
At the end
At the window
ON
on a map
on tv
on the way
How to describe a picture/photo
Speaking part 3
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In the upper left-hand corner At the top of the photo
On (the) top of it [sopra a…]
IN THE BACKGROUND
In the upper right-hand corner
On the left
On the left-hand side
In the left part…
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
PHOTO
On the right
On the right-hand side
In the right part…
In the bottom left-hand corner
IN THE FOREGROUND
At the bottom (of the photo)
In the lower part
In the bottom right-hand corner
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