Usage of in the front / in front


Can't we say, "in middle" like "in front"? For example,


"Put the expression in middle."


Or should we say, "Put the expression in the middle." And then, shouldn't we say, "in the front" instead of "in front" in the sentence,


"Put the expression in front."


Or is there a meaning difference between "in the middle" and "in middle" and "in the front" and in front"?



And do you feel any difference in meaning between them?


1) Put it in the front of the sentence.

2) Put it in front of the sentence.


I think the #1 is natural and correct. What do you think?


Thank you so much again. Thank you so much as always and I respect your precious opinions and time as usual.

asked Jan 19 '13 at 13:59 Hans Contributor

1 answer


Again, context is king.


Putting something IN FRONT OF the bus is different from putting something IN THE FRONT OF the bus.


In the first statement the object would be blocking the path of the bus, but in the second the object is inside the bus, near the front.


The object could also be placed IN THE MIDDLE OF the bus, but never IN MIDDLE OF the bus.

link answered Jan 19 '13 at 17:54 Tony Proano Expert

Good catch!

Shawn MooneyJan 20 '13 at 03:24

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