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' can mainly be used in two ways:
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'.
|Open or closed spaces|
|Rooms/parts in the house|
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.
|Parts of the day|
|Periods of time|
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.
|Shape, color or size|
|Belief, opinion, interest or feeling|
The English preposition 'on' can mainly be used in two ways:
The preposition 'on' is used to refer to a specific place or situation.
Floors of a building
The preposition 'on' is used as a preposition of time to refer to days of the week and dates.
|Days of the week|
|Holidays with 'day'|
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.
|To indicate the state of something|
|Devices or machines|
The English preposition 'at' can mainly be used in two ways:
The preposition 'at' is used in front of nouns that describe spaces to indicate that the person is inside.
|After the verb 'arrive' when we refer to places or spaces that are not cities or countries.|
The preposition 'at' is also used as a preposition of time. The following table shows in what situations the preposition 'at' is used.
|Holidays / parties (Easter, Christmas)|
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.
Practice your knowledge with the prepositions 'in', 'on' and 'at' exercises.
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