Prepositions of Place – Visual Vocabulary Lesson

Prepositions of Place – Visual Vocabulary Lesson


Hi, I’m Kasia. Welcome to Oxford Online English! In this lesson, you can learn about prepositions
of place in English. You can see how to use several different prepositions
and prepositional phrases to say where something is. In this video, we won’t go into detail on
the prepositions ‘at’, ‘on’ and ‘in’. We’ll make a separate video for these three,
because that’s a big topic by itself. Maybe we’ve already published the video
– check our channel to see if it’s there! Before we start, don’t forget to visit our
website: Oxford Online English dot com. You can see all our free English lessons,
and also book classes with one of our professional teachers, in case you need extra help with
your English. Also, don’t forget to turn on subtitles! This video has subtitles in English, and possibly
in other languages, too. Click ‘CC’ in the bottom right corner
of your video player now. Ready to start? Let’s see how to use prepositions of place
in English. The egg is in the bowl. Or, the egg is inside the bowl. The egg is on top of the bowl. ‘In’ and ‘inside’ generally have the
same meaning. If you can choose, then it’s better to use
‘in’. Use ‘inside’ when you want to emphasise
that something is surrounded on all sides For example,
Inside an egg, you can find two parts: the white and the yolk
The egg is in front of the bowl. The egg is behind the bowl. The egg is on the left of the bowl
The egg is on the right of the bowl. You can also say ‘to the left’ or ‘to
the right’. There’s no difference in meaning
The egg is next to the bowl. The egg is near the bowl. ‘Next to’ and ‘near’ are similar,
but not the same. ‘Next to’ is more precise. If you say ‘The egg is next to the bowl’,
you mean that there isn’t much space between the bowl and the egg. They’re very close to each other. ‘Near’ is less precise. If you say ‘The egg is near the bowl’,
you mean that there isn’t a lot of distance between the bowl and the egg, but it doesn’t
tell you exactly how close they are. You can also use ‘beside’ and ‘by’,
which are similar to ‘next to’. ‘Next to’ is more common in most situations. So, you can say ‘The egg is next to the
bowl’. Or, the egg is beside the bowl. Or, the egg is by the bowl. All three have the same meaning, although
in practice, you would probably always use ‘next to’. If you’re not sure, use ‘next to’! What about ‘near’? ‘Near’ could mean closer, or further away. ‘The egg is near the bowl’ could mean
that the egg is in many different positions. The egg is between the bowls. The egg is among the bowls. ‘Between’ and ‘among’ both have the
meaning of ‘in the middle of’ or ‘surrounded by’
‘Between’ is more specific. ‘Between’ means in the middle of *two*
things. ‘Among’ means in the middle of many things. He’s holding the egg over the bowl. He’s holding the egg above the bowl. He’s holding the egg under the bowl. He’s holding the egg below the bowl. ‘Over’ and ‘above’ are similar as
prepositions of place. Often, you can use either preposition, and
the meaning is the same. Be careful; if you’re talking about *movement*,
then ‘over’ and ‘above’ are different. ‘Over’ and ‘under’ are opposites. ‘Above’ and ‘below’ are opposites. Like ‘over’ and ‘above’, ‘under’
and ‘below’ are often the same. ‘Often’ the same? So, when are they different? There’s one important difference. If something completely covers something else,
you can only use ‘over’ and ‘under’. He put the bowl over the egg. The egg is under the bowl. You need to use ‘over’ and ‘under’
because the bowl covers the egg completely. The bowls are opposite each other. Use ‘opposite’ when two things are on
different sides of something else. For example, if you’re sitting at a table,
and I’m sitting on the other side, facing you, then we’re sitting *opposite* each
other. You can also say ‘across from’, which
is more conversational but has the same meaning. That’s the end of the lesson. Thanks for watching!

52 Comments

  • Burhan Aliraqi

    February 25, 2020

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  • Nuur Fayte

    February 25, 2020

    Thank you

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  • Oxford Online English

    February 25, 2020

    After you watch, take the quiz on our website to check your understanding! https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/prepositions-of-place

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  • mudaar Ismail

    February 25, 2020

    Very important lesson🥰

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  • Hori Hore

    February 25, 2020

    Why on top the bowl?
    We can use the egg on the bowl, right?

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  • mudaar Ismail

    February 25, 2020

    Is this your first time you learn more about prepositions give 👉👍

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  • Bass Town Ncs

    February 25, 2020

    lovely content

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  • Sunkara Eliya

    February 25, 2020

    What does 'Intend to do something " mean in English? Could you please explain this with examples?

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  • Bass Town Ncs

    February 25, 2020

    big up

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  • Bass Town Ncs

    February 25, 2020

    <3

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  • Bass Town Ncs

    February 25, 2020

    amazing video

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  • Umar Ibrahim

    February 25, 2020

    Superb guys

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    February 25, 2020

    Wow!

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    February 25, 2020

    👍👍

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  • David Abilash

    February 25, 2020

    191 like

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  • Victor Bondar

    February 25, 2020

    This lesson is very good, because it is not long and about simple but important things. When i looking the lessons above 15 minuts on second half lesson i not good understand and level more high

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  • Khaled Alnour

    February 25, 2020

    I appreciate you. Have a good time

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  • Rafael Frag.

    February 25, 2020

    Very good lesson! Thank you a lot. I appreciate it.

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  • hodo mohamed

    February 25, 2020

    Very good

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  • hodo mohamed

    February 25, 2020

    Thanks very much

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  • Mhk Sandhu

    February 25, 2020

    Love ❤ from Punjab (India).

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  • Daro Dewkeea

    February 25, 2020

    Hello good aftarnoon good video thak you

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  • Buuhoodle media

    February 25, 2020

    Thank You my Teachers For your Helping I Don't have A Words to Describe your Videos . Your Videos Are Amazing And Good Practice For me

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  • ahmed samir

    February 25, 2020

    Thanks
    It’s wonderful and useful

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  • BANOTH MOHAN LAL

    February 25, 2020

    Wow! Great job I'm really impressed. I watched many video lessons but this video is practical. I retain this lesson for a longer time in my memory. Amazing…… thanks for your efforts .

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  • Bassam Mahdi

    February 25, 2020

    Thank you very much for good informations

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  • Giovanni Vici

    February 25, 2020

    You have a very good pronunciation.

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  • Alice Young

    February 25, 2020

    Thanks

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  • VÍCTOR José Morel Morel

    February 25, 2020

    You are a good teacher

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  • VÍCTOR José Morel Morel

    February 25, 2020

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  • Richa Kaswan

    February 25, 2020

    Hi,can you please make a video on poetic devices

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  • jacobo fraiz

    February 25, 2020

    Very clear explanations Kasia. Love your style. Thank you.

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  • Asirat Abbe

    February 25, 2020

    Thank you for video ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Chowallur Visual World

    February 25, 2020

    Ever first class about this preposition in youtube.👏👏👏😊 From Kerala, India 🇮🇳

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  • Old Reugani

    February 25, 2020

    Nice

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  • Shafaq Rana

    February 25, 2020

    Wonderful lesson! Can you plz do more videos like this one?

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  • Emilio Alcaraz

    February 25, 2020

    when can I use AT?

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  • Boris Vera

    February 25, 2020

    As always, excellent! More similar videos, please.

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  • Salim Kazi

    February 25, 2020

    Great job!! Could you able to add more videos? Please!

    Thanks a lot!!

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  • Nelson Muñoz

    February 25, 2020

    Hi, I nice to greet you. It is a good lesson, those prepositions ara tricky to use them, what about "upon", is little bit use it. Thanks

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  • Henrique Viola

    February 25, 2020

    Hey Kasia, you helped me a lot with my FCE Writing!! Thanks!

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  • Marat Magomedov

    February 25, 2020

    Thank you, you are the 👍💯!

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  • hodo mohamed

    February 25, 2020

    Is very interested thanks very much

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  • Ali Barış

    February 25, 2020

    Thanks a lot we want more videos👌👌

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  • Ali Barış

    February 25, 2020

    More videos please especially grammer

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  • lihatbuku2010

    February 25, 2020

    What about "beneath" / "underneath"??? Could you explain please…?

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  • Teresa Davila

    February 26, 2020

    HI, this class helped me very much. I understanded a lot, thanks. God bless you.

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  • Silvia Capetillo Aguirre

    February 26, 2020

    This is an excellent lesson. The explanation is very clear.

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  • Giri Kumar

    February 26, 2020

    You really make prepositions easy for us by explaining them in easy terms.
    I have a question though.
    Could you tell me the subtle difference between, "underneath" and "beneath"?

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  • Sanaya Sethi

    February 26, 2020

    Hello can you plz tell me is this a right phrase to say 100 people 100 mouth mean each person has a different different opinion nd things to say…

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  • Yevgeniy Zhigman

    February 26, 2020

    Kasia, excuse me for the strange question, are you Russian with very good knowledge of English or it only seems to me.

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  • Nguyễn Văn Quyết

    February 27, 2020

    <3

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