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Prepositions of place - in, on, at (YouTube)

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Message  gerardM Mer 25 Juin - 21:26

Hi everyone,

Published on Jan 9, 2014
An English grammar lesson to explain when we use the prepositions of place (in, on and at)

0:28 Using the preposition "at" to describe a specific point or place
2:07 The "at" preposition to define an exact address.
3:39 Using the "at" preposition of place for events and buildings
5:45 We can also use "at" when talking about somebody's house or a temporary stop during a journey.
7:33 Standard expressions that use "at" - For example at home, at school, at church etc.
9:00 We use the place preposition "on" for surfaces. Example we can say "Something is on the ceiling", on the table, on the floor etc.
10:30 Another use of "on" is when something is "attached" to something else, for example a ring is on a finger etc.
11:40 The "on" preposition can also be used for a town close to a river or the coast. We also use "on" for talking about places along a road.
13:32 Here is a list of expressions using the "on" preposition - Some examples are "on the farm", "on the left" etc
15:12 "in" is often used for enclosed places or places with a boundary. So we would say "in a forest" or "in a garden".
16:50 The most common use of the "in" preposition is for towns and cities.
17:58 There are some expressions with the "in" preposition like "in the newspaper", "in the sky" and many others.

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