♔ PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE

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Prepositions can be used to show where something is located. In general, we use:
 
AT for a POINT
 
IN for an ENCLOSED SPACE
 
ON for a SURFACE
 
 

ATINON
POINT ENCLOSED SPACE SURFACE
At the corner.In the garden.On the wall.
At the bus stop.In Bristol.On the ceiling.
At the crossroads.In Ireland.On the floor.
At the top of the page.In a box.On the menu.
At the railway station.In my pocket.On the cover.
At the entrance.In a building.On a page.

 

 
Look at these examples:
 
When will you arrive at the office?
 
Do you work in an office?
 
Do you live in Bath?
 
Jupiter is in the Solar System.
 
The author's name is on the cover of the book.
 
You are standing on my foot.
 
There was a "no smoking" sign on the door.
 
The guide is waiting for you at the meeting point.
 
I live on the 3rd floor at number 21 Oxford Street.
 
Everything is so expensive on this menu.
 
 
Notice the use of the prepositions of place  at, in and on in these standard expressions:
 

 

ATINON
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.On bicycle / motorbike.
At the top.In the newspaper.On a horse.
At the bottom.In the sky.On the radio / television.
At the side.In a row.On the left / right.
At the top.In Baker Street.On the way.

 

Now you may want to learn more about the prepositions of time: then click HERE.
 
Now you may want to learn more about the prepositions of movement: then click HERE.  

 

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