At, in, on – prepositions of place


Prepositions of place

Preposition of placeExplanationExample
in– insideI watch TV in the living-room.

I live in New York.

Look at the picture in the book.

She looks at herself in the mirror.

She is in the car.

Look at the girl in the picture.

This is the best team in the world
at– used to show an exact position or particular place
– table
– events
– place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work)
I met her at the entrance, at the bus stop.

She sat at the table.

at a concert, at the party

at the movies, at university, at work
on– attached
– next to or along the side of (river)
– used to show that something is in a position above something else and touching it
– left, right
– a floor in a house
– used for showing some methods of traveling
– television, radio
Look at the picture on the wall.

Cambridge is on the River Cam.

The book is on the desk.

A smile on his face.

The shop is on the left.

My apartment is on the first floor.

I love traveling on trains /on the bus / on a plane.

My favorite program on TV, on the radio

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