How to describe the position of things (where things stand, or lie, or are situated)

For instance, in the drawing-room (9, pict 7):
Where does the sofa stand? (Or: where is the
sofa?) On the right against the wall. In front
of it stands a tall lamp. The lamp is between
the sofa and the armchair. In the middle of
the room (at the left of the picture) is a round
table under a hanging lamp. (Or: over the
table hangs an electric lamp.) In the centre
(or middle) of the table stands a plant growing
in a pot. At the back a staircase can be seen
trough a doorway. ― Describe the positions of
the various pieces of furniture in other rooms,
for instance in the bedroom or guest-room (19),
using such expressions as: close to, or near
to …, at the side of …, by the wash-basin,
over the taps, above the basin, on the wall,
in the corner, inside the wardrobe, next to the
wardrobe, above the head of the bed … and
so on.

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One response to “How to describe the position of things (where things stand, or lie, or are situated)

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