IN FRONT OF, FACING AND OPPOSITE
7/8/19 IN FRONT OF, FACING AND OPPOSITE
We do not use in front of
to mean “across a road/ river/ room etc from”. This idea is usually expressed with opposite
. In the US, across from
In front of
- There’s a garage opposite my house. (NOT …
in front of my house.)
- She sat facing me across the table. (NOT …
in front of me.)
is the opposite of behind
- There’s a bus stop in front of the school.
- (The bus stop is on the same side of the road as the school.)
- There’s a bus stop opposite the school.
- (The bus stop is on the other side of the road from the school.)