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Prepositions of Place and Time

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Alla Soloviev

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Transcript of Prepositions of Place and Time

Prepositions of Place and Time
in
on
at
e.g. "We jumped
in
the lake"
e.g. "Many shops don't open
on
Sundays."
months, seasons
in July, in summer
times of day
in the morning
in 2013
year
after a certain period of time
in a year
days of week
days of the week
for night
at night
for weekend (British English)
a certain point of time
at half past ten
at the weekend
book, paper, etc.
in the picture, in the world
picture, world
in the car, in a taxi
car, taxi
room, building, street, town, country
in the dining room, in Carmiel, in Israel
in the book, in the newspaper
meaning next to, by an object
at the door, at the station
for table
at the table
place where you are to do something typical
(watch a film, study, work)
at a concert, at the party
for events
at the cinema, at school, at work
attached
the picture on the wall
for a place with a river
London lies on the Thames
.
being on a surface
on the table
for a floor in a house
on the first floor
for public transport
on the bus, on a plane
for television, radio
on TV, on the radio
on a certain side (left, right)
on the left
Look at these examples:
Prepositions of Time / Place at, in, on

At
for a PRECISE TIME
In
for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS
O
n for DAYS and Dates

At In On
At 4:30 pm in March on Monday
At 3 o'clock In Winter On 6 March
At noon In the summer On 22 Dec.2012
At dinnertime In 1990 On Christmas Day
At bedtime In the next century On your birthday
At the moment In the future On New Year's Eve

Some more examples:
Place: at, in, on
In General:
At
for a POINT
In
for an ENCLOSED SPACE
On
for a SURFACE
At In On
At the bus stop In London On the wall
At the corner In the garden On the ceiling
At the entrance In a box On the floor
At the crossroads In a building On the carpet
At the top of the page In a car On a page

Some Other Common uses of at, in, on

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 an elevator On a bicycle
At the top In the sky On the radio
At the bottom In the street On the left
At the side In a row On a horse
At reception In a boat On a boat

in the morning
I am in a taxi
in the dining room
It's a wonderful view
in
the picture
On Monday
In grammar,
a preposition
is a word
which is used before a noun,
a noun phrase or a pronoun,
connecting it to another word.

We have a wonderful time
in
summer.
Do you see all these pictures
on
the wall?
Tower Bridge is a favorite London tourist attraction. It is
on
the Thames.
The books are
on
the table.
My house is
on
the left.
Our apartment is
on
the first floor.
It is rather comfortable
on
the plane.
The city looks gorgeous
at
night.
The friends are sitting
at
the table.
.
They are having a great time
at
the party.
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