Prepositions of Place

A preposition of place is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located. There are only three prepositions of place, however they can be used to discuss an almost endless number of places.

  • At – A preposition of place which is used to discuss a certain point
  • In – A preposition of place which is used to discuss an enclosed space
  • On – A preposition of time which is used to discuss a surface

Prepositions of place allow you to be very specific when talking about where action takes place in stories or when discussing important details for communication purposes.


Prepositions of place give you the ability to tell others where something is located. In the following examples, the prepositions of place have been italicized for ease of identification.

The mall is located at the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue.

Marie was born in Paris, France.

I was so tired that I took a nap in the car.


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