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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The traffic reporter's helicopter hovered _______ the scene of the accident so that he could report on what was happening on the highway.

Jimmy tried to jump _____ the fence, but his foot caught the top of it and he fell.

Please place the book on the shelf _____ the TV.

Larry's score on the test was _____ the average of the class.

Jill, I put your clean laundry _____ your bed.

We don't have enough room in the cupboard, so don't place the mugs next to each other, but put one ______ the other.

The village, one of the highest in the world, is actually 2000 feet ______ sea level.

The event organizers were delighted that ______ 500 people arrived at the conference.

Beru: "I appreciate the thought, Luke, but I'm afraid this painting is a little too ugly to put _____ the wall."

After completing the marathon, Jim felt as though he were _______ of the world.


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82 Comments on “Prepositions in English: ABOVE, OVER, ON, ON TOP”


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Saturday, March 18th 2017

    Good night Kotoz. Being the first one to comment means to be on top of the world

    Sunday, March 19th 2017

      . + . * . * .
      * . Good + +
      . * Night. * .
      + . * + . *

      Sunday, March 19th 2017

      Wow.
      Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
      Happy New Year
      Happy New Year
      Happy New Year
      Happy New Year
      Happy the year 1396
      Happy the year 1396
      Happy the year 1396
      Happy Iranian’s new year
      Happy New year to all of Iranians
      I’m so so so happy.
      Welcome beautiful spring.
      I wish you; Iranians;a year with health, many success,and happiness…
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      Monday, March 20th 2017

This song by the Cheap Trick is called “On Top Of The World.”
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/cheaptrick/ontopoftheworld.html

By the way, what’s the difference between “on the top of the world” by the Carpenters?
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carpenters/topoftheworld.html

Saturday, March 18th 2017

    There really isn’t a difference. The Carpenters song probably has “on the top” to make the words fit the tune. Slightly changing common expressions or grammar like this is common in English pop songs.

    Monday, March 20th 2017

      Thanks for your reply. I’d been puzzled with that question for a long time. As a learner in a non-English speaking country, there’re always some questions left every and each day.

      Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Hi Adam .
Thank you for this lesson .
I havé been mistaken on question 3 . However can I say ? : “place the book on the shelf on top of the tv” meaning that the tv is actually on the shelf and the book will be put on the TV set .
I heard you explain in the vidéo talking about expectation : ” hé has gone above my expectation ” shouldn’t you have used “over” instead of “above” in that case .
Waiting for your comment .
See you

Saturday, March 18th 2017

    Hello tsamp,
    you use “above” because it is an relation between the cups. If you use “over” the cups have to move…
    But I was mistaken too in this question. I thought that on top of is the correct answer, because the touch.
    Have a nice day

    Monday, March 20th 2017

Very clear ! A pleasure to learn English with you. Thank you.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Thank you! Your lesson was great. I got 90 out of 100 i’m happy
You are the best teacher.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

thank you very much :-)

Saturday, March 18th 2017

The last question was a little confusing because of the two ofs in the sentence :D I enjoyed the lesson a lot, a thing seems to be super easy, but then it turns out that I learned something new after all, thank you Adam, thank you all Engvid teachers :)

Saturday, March 18th 2017

I always mix these up , so it’s kinda good thing to use them interchangeably.
I confused with question 1 & 3 . i get the idea that the TV and the book shelf are in the same line , therefore we have to use above. Great lesson

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Hi Adam,thanks for your lessons! I wanna ask you about two irregular verbs “fling”and “throw”.What the difference between them,and which one should be used in spoken language?

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Hello teacher i am studying english and i just wonder if i need something to ask about where can i find it any one has a mobile number or whatsapp to connect

Saturday, March 18th 2017

    Hello, Im studiyng to, I need help for somebody. maybe we can help us to study talking about something.

    Tuesday, March 21st 2017

I got 7 of 10. I think it is not so bad

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Thank you Adam, this is another amazing classes as always.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

I got 8 correct) Thank you, Adam!

Saturday, March 18th 2017

I didn’t fall into the trap of the 10th question:)

Thanks Adam.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

thinks Adam te next I’ll do better than now I got 50% I’m ashamed of myself

Saturday, March 18th 2017

I got 9 correct. Thank u

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Excellent lesson Adam! you are always making a great job. Sometimes, we use these prepositions without knowing the reason why we are suppose to use them, and when we learn the grammar rules, it takes us to actually do it right. XOXO from Dominican Republic!

Saturday, March 18th 2017

It has been a very interesting lesson to review some concepts which are very useful when you think about them, maybe I have doubted in the last question by writing the preposition “of” twice, I was confused with the answer “on top of” but I suspected what it was the right answer, it was evident. Thanks a lot, teacher Adam, as always a very great explanation.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

    Hello angardiobel. How’s every thing going?
    In few days ago, I thought you’re a new member, but Today when I was reviewing previous lessons and comments,I noticed that you’re not new! If you can remember and check previous comments you will see that we talked together. We talked about your goal, expensive exam and speaking skill. What do you do with your goal and exam? Now, Do you feel better when you wanna speak English?
    By the way, I will be happier if you join us,Nataanna,SKIKDA and me. We can talk together and improve our english. Ofcourse in engvid.Good Bye.

    Saturday, March 18th 2017

      Yes, of course, I am here to learn and improve our English level and skill by helping other mates to achieve the same acknowledge. Every time I have listened to our teachers, I have realised that I have been climbing my trust to speak conversations and tell stories. It’s a great idea to make a team and interchange posts or comments, but we should have spare time to write and speak among us, and sometimes is difficult to gather with other mates here or in Skype because there are different schedules or local times on every part of the earth. I eager to join us and speak in English, speak with fluency is the subject I want to work with intensity and training, it is my main goal to get a job as a pilot in aviation. Thanks for your answer, nkh, I appreciate it. Regards.

      Saturday, March 18th 2017

      Good night friends. Having answered all questions correctly, I don’t feel myself on top of the world, but I’m satisfied. The last question was a booby trap (fansy expression; I have heard it after Kotoz, I liked it). But I jumped over it successfully.
      Thank you, Adam, for this lesson. It’s above my expectations as always.

      Sunday, March 19th 2017

Dear Mr. Adam,
You always look intelligent, qualified, and hard-working. I’m sure you study hard before you prepared your lessons; therefore, your lessons always look well- prepared, well-presented and well-done.I wish you had been my teacher in school and university. It is a great honor to be one of your students. Finally, I can’t thank you enough
Yours sincerely
Mona

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Hi Adam,Iam an Engish MA student ,l want to improve my writind because lam very sad.l lost many marks on writing:'(:'( help meT_TT_TT_TT_T

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Thanks for this useful lesson, really enjoy it!
For the last question, I got the wrong answer because the option has double “of”. So I ‘m not sure that my choice is correct.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

I got 8/10 and I’m delighted.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

thank you Adam for this lesson

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Thank you adam,
Please contact me at skype : yogapratama1393
i looking for some of friends to speak with me direcly . since i need to practice , thak you :)

Sunday, March 19th 2017

10/9 , I dont understand all of words in these sentence, but the situation is almost 100% clear.

Your explain is really good! Your sentences make visible pictures in my mind! Just do it ! :) thanks… a beginner..

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Yaah!
Adam’s your examples easy to remember those prepositions.
Good to know you.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Hi Adam! You are a very good teacher. I am an aircraft engineering students,and I have academic writing skills lesson,so I need your help for write a outline. Can you help me?

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Hi Adam,it is easy to understand! You’re a very good teacher, thank you very much!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Very useful lesson Adam! you are always making a great job. Sometimes, we use these prepositions without knowing the reason why we are suppose to use them, and when we learn the grammar rules, it takes us to actually do it righ . Thank you so much!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Thanks for being so clear on your explanations.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

You are a good teacher

Sunday, March 19th 2017

This lesson is on top of the other lessons, very useful. I believe that over 20 people have already seen it. And, I can see that the every comment is above another one. I had to put my hand over my mouth several times while watching this video but, I learned a lot!!
Thank you ery much for this lesson, sometimes I overstimate my knowledge of English and this is a good way to remember it. It was above my expectations and learnt how to use above and over.

Finally, I have to say that in the quiz, question number 10 was not well stated, in the quiz you have the final part of the sentence like this “….of the world.” of course I was confused because if I chose “on top of” it would end like ” on top OF OF the world” so I changed my answer and of course it marked it wrong. Not fair!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

    I did the same error , but actually one needs to repeat this lesdon twice to understand and memrise it:-D

    Sunday, March 19th 2017

Excelente, asombroso que sea gratis , nunca encuentro nada gratis excelente presentación.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

    Hi! We’re glad you enjoyed the lesson. However, all comments should be in English. This is an opportunity to practice your skills :)

    Monday, March 20th 2017

You have explain the lesson so well, I finally get it . Thank you!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Hello, Adam. Could you please answer my question. How should we pronounce the possessive s ending with plural nouns – [s] or [iz]. Thank you.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Hi Adam. Thank you for this lesson. Very Good!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Thank you Adam.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Nice video as usual.
I like your videos very much. They are very informative.

Monday, March 20th 2017

How to get ready for a lesson this?:) I don’t satisfied what i got it So,I will try to make it better than last time.
Nice Lesson!!

Monday, March 20th 2017

Thankx for the lesson.

Monday, March 20th 2017

little bit confusing to me. more practice needed.
Thank you.

Monday, March 20th 2017

yeah, i need to practice more, well i got 3 wrong answer, not that bad..

Monday, March 20th 2017

thank you Mr,Adam , although I had just 5 correctly answers of 10 , I felt as on top of the world.

Monday, March 20th 2017

Happy NOROUZ
Happy New Year
Happy NOROUZ
Happy New Year
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Thank you engvid, by your kindness now I can share my happiness with friends in all over the world.
I know, normally,you don’t celebrate the solar year,but I want you_all of engvid’ s friends_ accompany.
These flowers are for engvid’s friends 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐🌼⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘🌼🌼🌼🌼🌻🌻🌻🌻⚘⚘⚘⚘🌷🌷🌸🌸🌷🌷🌷🌷⚘🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷⚘

Monday, March 20th 2017

Thanks For the Lesson.

Monday, March 20th 2017

Thank you Adam! Please the others!!

Monday, March 20th 2017

Those prepositions were a bit difficult for me to understand, but now I have learnt how to use them. Any way. I think, I should watch this video one more time to be sure I really got it.

Thanks Adam!

Monday, March 20th 2017

Very good, Adam. Thanks a lot.

Monday, March 20th 2017

many thanks ADIM BUT THE LAST ONE IT SEEMS NOT OKAY After completing the marathon, Jim felt as though he were _______ of the world.
above
over
on
on top of. ON TOP OF OF THE WORLD PLEASE EXPLAIN TO US

Monday, March 20th 2017

Thanks alot it is a bit difficult

Monday, March 20th 2017

Thanks!

Monday, March 20th 2017

thank you Adam! this is very helpful .

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

thank you Mr Adam for this wonderful lesson

please could you do a lesson about the different meanings and uses of the noun/verb ‘feature’ supported with some examples.
it is very confusing for me.

Best regards

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thanks Adam, usually you are on the top :)

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thank you very much! I really enjoy your lessons!!!
Could you explain to me ,please, if I can use ‘over’ with time expressions like ‘I’ve been living here over sixteen years’?
Thanks!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thanks, Adam.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thank you Adam!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thank you Mr.Adam .

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Good day Mr.Adam and All.
My English not good but I try ))))
I have a question, maybe not for topic, but all the same.
How do translated nouns which followed one by one? Example : star track, sky bus, dog cat)) .. etc.I know that first noun must be adjective, but How about else? Example “information security ” , it means “protection of something (somebody) from harmful, unsafe (malware) information” or “protection of information from hacking, a loss”. (На русском “информационная защита” или “защита информации”).
Thank You.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Thank you sir.but I got 80/100.how can I improve.any other video related to this topic

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

After completing the marathon, Jim felt as though he were on top of the world.
above

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Hi Adam sir sir you are so nice teacher thank you!

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thank you so much.

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thanks Adam

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thanks Dear Teacher for your Nice Teaching, God Bless You.

Monday, March 27th 2017

Thank you so much for helping us!!

Monday, March 27th 2017

Thank you very much mister Adam, you’re excellent

Monday, March 27th 2017

Nice lesson, really have benefited a lot. thanks Adam.

Monday, March 27th 2017

Hi, Adam! (Is the comma correct?)

Congratulations for your new video again! It is quite interesting and helpful!

By the way, I would like to do a question about a different topic. I am puzzled about the pronouns. Should I say “My girlfriend and I” or “My girlfriend and me”? Could I say “Me and my girlfriend” or “I and girlfriend”?

Thanks in advance!

Monday, March 27th 2017

SOMETIMES YOU’RE JOKE
SOMETIMES YOU’RE GEN(genius)
I NEVER REALLY KNOW

YOUR LESSONS COOL
YOUR LESSONS FREE
THEY MAKE ME FEEL SORROW

BECAUSE YOU’RE BEST
BECAUSE YOU’RE WISE
AND NOTHING ONE CAN SAY

YOUR NAME’S ADAM
AND YOU’RE ABOVE
THE REST OF ON YOUTUBE

IT WAS FOUR YEARS
OR ALMOST FIVE
YOU STARTED LESSON ONE

SO MAKE US FREE
SO KILL US ALL
WITH LESSON HUNDRED ONE!!!

Tuesday, March 28th 2017
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