The 'front' group
These nouns are used to indicate position, either physical or metaphorical.
in alignment* in apposition in brackets in front (of ...) in inverted commas in midstream in place* in position* in range* in the background in the bowels of ... in the distance in the east (of ...) in the forefront (of ...) in the foreground in the front line in the lead in the middle (of ...) in the midst of ... in the north (of ...) in the rear (of ...) in the south (of ...) in the vanguard (of ...) in the vicinity (of ...) in the way in the west (of ...) in the wings in their midst* in my presence in my wake in my way in ... proximity (to ...)
Some of the doubles pairs are upset at continually being in the background, especially at the major tournaments.
Somewhere in the distance a siren hooted.
It's that hostility which in part lies behind the current fighting in the east of the country.
She stopped in front of a cake shop.
Anyone who gets in my way will die.
The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
He jumped them the second time and went into the lead on just three faults.
Last week, a 60 ton crane lifted the units into position.