Unit 03. Prepositions of place

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    Post Unit 03. Prepositions of place

    Post by nuhru_1098 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:01 pm

    Prepositions of Place: at, in, on

    In general, we use:

    * at for a POINT
    * in for an ENCLOSED SPACE
    * on for a SURFACE

    AT : POINT

    at the corner
    at the bus stop
    at the door
    at the top of the page
    at the end of the road
    at the entrance
    at the crossroads
    at the entrance

    IN : ENCLOSED SPACE

    in a car
    in the garden
    in London
    in France
    in a box
    in my pocket
    in my wallet
    in a building

    ON: SURFACE

    on the wall
    on the ceiling
    on the door
    on the cover
    on the floor
    on the carpet
    on the menu


    Look at these examples:

    * Jane is waiting for you at the bus stop.
    * The shop is at the end of the street.
    * My plane stopped at Dubai and Hanoi and arrived in Bangkok two hours late.
    * When will you arrive at the office?
    * Do you work in an office?
    * I have a meeting in New York.
    * Do you live in Japan?
    * Jupiter is in the Solar System.
    * The author's name is on the cover of the book.
    * There are no prices on this menu.
    * You are standing on my foot.
    * There was a "no smoking" sign on the wall.
    * I live on the 7th floor at 21 Oxford Street in London.

    Notice the use of the prepositions of place at, in and on in these standard expressions:
    at / in / on
    at home in a car on a bus
    at work in a taxi on a train
    at school in a helicopter on a plane
    at university in a boat on a ship
    at college in a lift (elevator) on a bicycle, on a motorbike
    at the top in the newspaper on a horse, on an elephant
    at the bottom in the sky on the radio, on television
    at the side in a row on the left, on the right
    at reception in Oxford Street on the way

    Font: englishclub.com

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