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  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
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  • Prepositions 'in' 'at' 'on' in English

    In this chapter the prepositions 'in', 'at' and 'on' will be explained.These prepositions can be used in different ways, not just in terms of place. 

    The English preposition 'in' 

    The English preposition 'in' can mainly be used in two ways:

    1) 'in' as a preposition of place 

    First of all the preposition 'in' is often used to indicate a less specific location or place. The table below shows the different uses of 'in'. 

    Usage Example
    Open or closed spaces
    • They were having dinner in a restaurant.
    • She sits in the classroom with her friends.
    Geographic locations 
    • I live in England. 
    • You have been in Ireland for two years. 
    Inside objects
    • The shoes are in the box. 
    • I sit in the car. 
    Rooms/parts in the house 
    • My mother is sitting in the living room. 
    • They are in their bedrooms. 

    2) 'in' as a preposition of time

    The preposition 'in' is also used as a preposition of time. It indicates time in an unspecific way. The table below shows how 'in' is used to indicate time. 

    Usage Example
    Years
    • She was born in 1998. 
    • They made a great profit in 2015. 
    Months
    • The summer starts in June. 
    • My birthday is in January. 
    Seasons
    • Did you do that in the winter?
    • In the autumn of 2008, we went to Barcelona. 
    Parts of the day
    • In the morning we go for a run. 
    • In the evening they go out for dinner. 
       
    Periods of time
    • I will see a docter in two days. 
    • We see him in three hours. 

    3) Other uses of 'in'

    Besides as a preposition of place and time, 'in' has some other uses. The table below shows other situations in which the preposition 'in' is used. 

    Usage Example
    Shape, color or size
    • These shoes come in three different sizes. 
    • The girls sat in a circle. 
    Belief, opinion, interest or feeling
    • I believe in God. 
    • We are not interested in drinking. 

    The English preposition 'on'

    The English preposition 'on' can mainly be used in two ways:

    1) 'on' as a preposition of place 

    The preposition 'on' is used to refer to a specific place or situation. 

    Usage Example
    Surfaces
    • There is a beautiful lamp on this ceiling. 
    • Can you put the groceries on the kitchen table? 
    Public transportation
    • I am already on the bus. 
    • He left his bag on the metro. 

    Floors of a building 

    • They live on the first floor. 
    • You can find the toilets on the third floor.
    Body parts
    • I wear a watch on my left arm. 
    • She has lipstick on her lips. 
    Media
    • I watch a lot of series on television. 
    • He was on TV last night. 

    2) 'on' as a preposition of time 

    The preposition 'on' is used as a preposition of time to refer to days of the week and dates. 

    Usage Example
    Days of the week
    • The school is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 
    • I come home on Tuesday. 
    Dates
    • My birthday is on the 29th of January.
    • The party is on the 14th of May. 
    Holidays with 'day'
    • My mother came to visit me on Labor Day. 
    • We woke up early on Christmas Day. 

    3) Other uses of 'on'

    Besides as a preposition of place and time, 'on' has some other uses. The table below shows the other situations in which the preposition 'on' is used. 

    Usage Example
    To indicate the state of something
    • The school is on fire. 
    • These shoes were on sale. 
    Devices or machines
    • My father is on the phone right now. 
    • I like to play games on the computer. 

    The English preposition 'at'

    The English preposition 'at' can mainly be used in two ways:

    1) 'at' as a preposition of place 

    The preposition 'at' is used in front of nouns that describe spaces to indicate that the person is inside.

    Usage Example
    Closed spaces
    • He will meet us at the cinema. 
    • We are waiting for her at the airport. 
    After the verb 'arrive' when we refer to places or spaces that are not cities or countries. 
    • What time did you arrive at the office? 
    • I will arrive at the university around 9 o'clock. 

    2) 'at' as a preposition of time 

    The preposition 'at' is also used as a preposition of time. The following table shows in what situations the preposition 'at' is used. 

    Usage Example
    Time 
    • We will meet at 3 o'clock. 
    • I woke up at noon.  
    Holidays / parties (Easter, Christmas)
    • My mother buys gifts for us at Christmas.
    • I will see my family at Easter. 

    3) Other uses of 'at' 

    Besides as a preposition of place and time, 'at' has some other uses. The table below shows the other situations in which the preposition 'at' is used. 

    Usage Example
    Activities
    • My brother laughed at my dancing.
    • They are good at playing basketball. 
    Email addresses
    • You can email me at web@co.com
    • Please send my boss an email at boss@job.com

    Practice your knowledge with the prepositions 'in', 'on' and 'at' exercises. 

    Exercises

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