Imagination VS Knowlegde

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. imagination encircles the world
(Albert Enstien )

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Prepositions of Place: at, in, on

In general, we use:

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







at the corner 

in the garden 

on the wall 

at the bus stop 

in London 

on the ceiling

at the door 

in France 

on the door 

at the top of the page 

in a box 

on the cover 

at the end of the road 

in my pocket 

on the floor 

at the entrance 

in my wallet 

on the carpet 

at the crossroads 

in a building 

on the menu 

at the front desk 

in a car 

on a page

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 atin and on in these standard expressions:




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

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