English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.
AT - ON - IN
When to use the
prepositions at, on and
in can sometimes be confusing.
Below are some examples to help you.
|AT - ON - IN|
|Examples of use :|
|AT||David is waiting at the bank.||At 9 o'clock||Anne is good at English.|
|I saw Mary
at work, at
at the party, etc.
|At the age of 80.||Look at that car!|
|We landed at the airport.||At dawn.||The golfer aimed at the flag.|
At a specific address:
(at10 Downing St.)
|At night||Laugh at a joke.|
|ON||The bank is on Oxford street.||On December 25th.||On television./ On the radio.|
|The offices are on 5th Avenue.||On the day we arranged.||On the phone.|
|The book is on the desk.||On Sunday.||On the computer.|
|Don't walk on the grass.||On my birthday.||On holiday(s)/on sale/on fire|
|IN||He lives in New York.||In 2012.||She writes in English.|
|She works in advertising.||In a minute, a month, a year, the future, the past.||He is in good humour.|
|The children are in the garden.||In the morning, the afternoon, the evening.||They are in danger.|
|The desk is in the office.||In winter, spring, summer, autumn.||We are in good health.|
Harry and Sally met each other at a barbecue while they were on holidays. They live in the same town so they arranged to meet again at the cinema at 7 o'clock on the following Saturday. The cinema is on main street in the town centre. Later in the evening they had dinner in an Italian restaurant on the square.