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Prepositions that indicate a spatial relationship explain where one object is in relation to another. Prepositions in this category include:

  • Inside
  • Beside
  • Above
  • Across
  • Off
  • Within

For example:

  • Please place the gift inside the box.
  • Won't you sit beside me?
  • I wish my cat would get off my lap.
  • Please mark your choice within the circle.

For more information regarding this type of preposition, please refer to The OWL at Purdue: Prepositions of Spatial Relationship.