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Prepositions of Spatial Relationship—A

Summary:

This resource provides guidelines for using prepositions in your writing.

Prepositions of spatial relationships deal with "where" the subject of the sentence is or "where" the action is taking place.

Above

Write your name above the line.

Write your name above the line.

Across

Draw a line across the page.

Draw a line across the page.

Against

She leans against the tree.

She leans against the tree.

Ahead of

The girl is ahead of the boy.

The girl is ahead of the boy.

Along

There is lace along the edge of the cloth.

There is lace along the edge of the cloth.

Among

He is among the trees.

He is among the trees.

Around

Draw a circle around the answer.

Draw a circle around the answer.
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