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Using Prepositions of Time and Place: AT, ON, IN

Lecture

 

Lecture 1-- Prepositions of time, place and location

 

 

 

1.  Prepositions of Time: at, on, in



Use
at with specific times.

  • The Humanities class begins at 2:00.

  • The concert is on the quad today at noon.

Use on for days and dates.

  • We do not have Biology class on Monday.

  • We need to go to the Spanish lab to practice our presentations on third of March.

 

Use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year.

  • The Astronomy professor will cover the moons of Jupiter in February.

  • It's important to apply for scholarships early in the year.
    This college was founded
    in 1960.

  • I will be a Junior in August.

Click here for Practice with Flashcards:    Here is a little program to help you memorize At/In/On with time expressions.

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2.  Prepositions of place:  at, on, and in

Use AT for specific places.

  • Her dormitory is located at 234 South Kendall Drive.

 

Use ON for names of streets, avenues, roads, etc.

  • The school infirmary is on the corner of Spruce and Elm Streets.

  • That fraternity is on Lincoln road.

 

Use IN for the names of areas of land (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).

  • She studies English  in Eureka.

  • Eureka is in Humboldt County.

  • Humboldt County is in Northern California

 

3.  Prepositions of Location



AT

Mark is not at class or at work today.  He is studying at home for his final exams.

Were you at the library today? 

Dean Hays is not at school today.
 

ON
Mark's Social Science book is
on the desk.

The study abroad group needs to be on the plane by two o'clock.

The college's equestrian club members are in the south field on the Arabian horses today.

Tom likes to commute to school on the train, but today he came on the bus because the train was late.

IN
Professor Jones is sick.  He is still
in bed.

Did you leave your Geometry book in the library?
the car

More Practice with Flashcards:    Here is a little program to help you practice in/at/on with places.

When you finish, close the new window and continue to the next exercise