Prepositions of place tell us the position of something (across, in, inside, on, outside, etc).
- The newly built bridge across the river has just collapsed.
- His alarm clock went off twice and he is still in bed.
- There was something like a snake inside the dark cage.
- There was a fly on the bull’s nose.
- I fell asleep while waiting outside the clinic for my turn.
Prepositions of place tell us the position of something in relation to another (behind, beside, between, in front, near, etc).
- Behind his farmhouse was a big scary scarecrow.
- I sat beside a snoring lady in the cinema.
- There is an awkward gap between her two front teeth.
- Someone parked a tractor in front of our house.
- Don’t go near her. She’s got a bad cold.