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The following prepositions are used to indicate relative physical positions of one thing to another.
|sur||on/on top of|
|devant||in front of|
Warning: Although the prepositions above are straighforward, in general, the choice of which preposition to use in different contexts varies. You can't translate literally to/from English but you will learn through experience!
Grammar Note: Prepositions are words that are placed before a noun indicating the noun's relationship to another word in the sentence. (pre position = place before)
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