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In, at, on

In, at and on are prepositions.


 

In :

 

  • Mum works in school.

  • Your coat is in the cloak room.

  • Tom is in the car waiting for us.

  • We went swimming and Sally jumped in the water.

  • The football is in the garden.

  • There’s a big Debenhams store in the city centre.

  • My sister is in the kitchen cooking dinner.

  • My brother lives in Australia.

  • Emily is still in bed.

  • My grandma is in the hospital.

  • There are so many stars in the sky.

  • My little brother is in the newspaper because he won an award.

  • Get in the taxi.

  • We have a big fence in our garden.

  • There are so many flowers in the garden.

  • My aunty is going to get married in Dubai.

  • Is Dad waiting for me in the car?

  • Am I in the photograph?

  • Who is that in the middle of me and Emma in the picture?

  • What’s in that bag?

  • What is the biggest country in the world?

  • Are you going in the pool for a swim?

  • Do you live in a big house?

  • Do you like living in the countryside?

 

At :


  • Meet me at the bus stop in five minutes.

  • I’ll meet you at the train station.

  • Someone is at the door.

  • There were road-works at the traffic lights.

  • The car is parked at the corner shop.

  • Maria is sleeping at Gemma’s house.

  • I have an appointment at the dentist.

  • I am at the hairdressers having my hair dyed.

  • I am going to stay at my grandma’s house net weekend.

  • My sister has a job at the chemist.

  • Josh always does his homework at his desk.

  • Your shoes are at the bottom of your cupboard.

  • Your bag is at the top of your drawers.

  • There were so many people at the swimming gala.

  • I am at the airport.

  • My sister is studying is at Manchester university.

  • I always need a cup of tea at the end of the day.

  • Always right your name and the date at the top of your homework.

  • Where are we meeting at?

 

We can say in and at for buildings (hospitals/restaurants/museums etc) :

 

In

At

She is in the hospital.

She is at the hospital.

We are going to sleep in a hotel.

We are going to sleep at a hotel.

They are going to eat in Pizza Hut.

They are going to eat at Pizza Hut

 

On :


 

  • Your reading book is on the shelf.

  • The cheese is on the middle shelf on the bridge.

  • Finish the food on your plate.

  • I want to buy table and chairs to put on the balcony.

  • Your phone is on the floor.

  • You need to buy a lamp to put on your desk.

  • We are staying on the 22nd floor in the hotel.

  • Carla is on the bus.

  • I went to the shop on the way back from school.

  • I want to go on a ship.

  • My sister’s drawing is on the fridge door.

  • Don’t forget to write your name on your homework.

  • Don’t sit on the bench, it’s wet.

  • What is there going to be to eat at the party?

  • Did you see Gary at the concert?

  • Who’s that teacher sitting on the bench?

  • Do you know that man who’s on that bicycle?

  • Do you want to sit on a camel when we go on holiday?

  • Are you going to hang your painting on the wall?

 

In,  at,  on  Exercises..


 

  1. Create 5 sentences using in.

 

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  1. Create 5 sentences using at.

 

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  1. Create 5 sentences using on.

 

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Challenge: Fill in the missing gaps with either in, at or on.

 

  • Don’t sit _____ the grass.

  • How much do you have _____ your purse?

  • What’s written _______ that poster?

  • There’s a police car parked ______ Susan’s house.

  • What’s _____ your bag?

  • There’s a lot of animals _______ Chester zoo.

  • Josh’s number is written ______ the phone directory,

  • Our house number is ______ the door.

  • Someone is knocking _____ the door.

  • Someone is ______ the door.

  • There are a lot of shops ______ the shopping centre.

  • Wait for me _____ the bus stop.

  • What’s _____ the table?

  • There’s a spider ______ the ceiling,

  • The horse is _____ the stable.

  • My sister is sitting ______ my bed.

 

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