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  • English Prepositions: In, At, On (Video and Exercise)

    One of the problems students taking our Skype English lessons frequently have is knowing when to use the prepositions “in, at, on.” It seems that in every language, the usage of these words is just slightly different, which causes a lot of first language interference.

    Below is a video by Teauna that shows how to use these three prepositions. After the video, you’ll find several exercises to help you practice.

    Ok, here are the exercises for In, At and On. You can write your answers in comments, and we’ll respond. 

    1. Come visit me __ my office. It is __ 4th street.
    2. I live __ the state of Montana. It is one of the largest states __ the U.S.
    3. We will meet __ 7 pm __ Friday, May 25.
    4. Let’s have dinner __ New York, __ your favorite restaurant.
    5. We are expecting to see many new students __ 2013.
    6. __ July, it is usually hot __ Montana.

    You can take another quiz on these prepositions here.

    • luz luque

      Come visit me at__ my office. It is on__ 4th street.I live _in_ the state of Montana. It is one of the largest states _in_ the U.S.We will meet _at_ 7 pm _on_ Friday, May 25.Let’s have dinner _in_ New York, at__ your favorite restaurant.We are expecting to see many new students _in_ 2013._in_ July, it is usually hot in__ Montana.

      • LOIEnglish

        Good job Luz! You got them all correct.

        • Brguy

          Perfect explanation ! This site is amazing !

    • raja haddad

      1-in/at
      2-in/in
      3-at/on
      4-in/at
      5-in
      6-on/in

      • LOIEnglish

        Raja,

        Almost! See the answers Luz gave below, he got them all correct.

    • Cherry

      I’ve just understood clearly. Thanks 😉

    • Moon Narjinary8

      Come visit me _at_ my office. It is _on_ 4th street.I live _in_ the state of Montana. It is one of the largest states _in_ the U.S.We will meet _at_ 7 pm _on_ Friday, May 25.Let’s have dinner _in_ New York, _at_ your favorite restaurant.We are expecting to see many new students _in_ 2013._In_ July, it is usually hot _in_ Montana.
       

      • LOIEnglish

        Very good Moon! You got them all correct!

    • Silvana Carvalho

      Thanks! I finally understood.

      • LOIEnglish

        Thanks Silvana!

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    • Afnan

      1. Come visit me _at_ my office. It is _on_ 4th
      street.
      2. I live _0n_ the state of Montana. It is one of the largest states _in_ the
      U.S.
      3. We will meet _at_ 7 pm _on_ Friday,
      May 25.
      4. Let’s have dinner _in_ New
      York, _at_ your favorite restaurant.
      5. We are expecting to see many new students at 2013.
      6. _in_ July, it is usually hot _in_
      Montana.

      • LOIEnglish

        Afnan, you had problems with #2. It should be ‘IN’ the state of Montana. Also #5 ‘IN’ 2013. Thanks for answering!

    • susana gonzalez

      Come visit me AT my office. It is ON 4th street.
      I live IN the state of Montana. It is one of the largest states IN the U.S.
      We will meet AT 7 pm ON Friday, May 25.
      Let’s have dinner IN New York, AT your favorite restaurant.
      We are expecting to see many new students IN 2013.
      IN July, it is usually hot IN Montana.

      • LOIEnglish

        Good!

    • LOIEnglish

      #2: I live IN the state of Montana.

      #4: Let’s have dinner in New York AT our favorite restaurant.

      #6: IN July, it is usually hot in Montana.