- 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|
- 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.
|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|
|We sit in the room.|
|I see a house in the picture.|
|There are trout in the river.|
|He lives in Paris.|
|I found the picture in the paper.|
|He sits in the corner of the room.|
|He sits in the back of the car.|
|We arrive in Madrid.|
|He gets in the car.|
|She likes walking in the rain.|
|My cousin lives in the country.|
|There are kites in the sky.|
|He plays in the street. (BE)|
|She lives in a hotel.|
|The boys stand in a line.|
|There is a big tree in the middle of the garden.|
|He is in town.|
|I have to stay in bed.|
|You mustn't park your car in front of the school.|
|The robber is in prison now.|
|She sits at the desk.|
|Open your books at page 10.|
|The bus stops at Graz.|
|I stay at my grandmother's.|
|I stand at the door.|
|Look at the top of the page.|
|Write this information at the beginning of the letter.|
|The car stands at the end of the street.|
|Can we meet at the corner of the street?|
|I met John at a party.|
|Pat wasn't at home yesterday.|
|I study economics at university.|
|The childen are at gandmother's.|
|He's looking at the park.|
|He always arrives late at school.|
|The map lies on the desk.|
|The picture is on page 10.|
|The photo hangs on the wall.|
|He lives on a farm.|
|Dresden lies on the river Elbe.|
|Men's clothes are on the second floor.|
|He lives on Heligoland.|
|The shop is on the left.|
|My friend is on the way to Moscow.|
|When she was a little girl people saw unrealistic cowboy films on television.|
Prepositions of place and direction
|above||higher than sth.||The picture hangs above my bed.|
|across||from one side to the other side||You mustn't go across this road here.
There isn't a bridge across the river.
|after||one follows the other||The cat ran after the dog.
|against||directed towards sth.||The bird flew against the window.|
|along||in a line; from one point to another||They're walking along the beach.|
|among||in a group||I like being among people.|
|around||in a circular way||We're sitting around the campfire.|
|behind||at the back of||Our house is behind the supermarket.|
|below||lower than sth.||Death Valley is 86 metres below sea level.|
|beside||next to||Our house is beside the supermarket.|
|between||sth./sb. is on each side||Our house is between the supermarket and the school.|
|by||near||He lives in the house by the river.|
|close to||near||Our house is close to the supermarket.|
|down||from high to low||He came down the hill.|
|from||the place where it starts||Do you come from Tokyo?|
|in front of||the part that is in the direction it faces||Our house is in front of the supermarket.|
|inside||opposite of outside||You shouldn't stay inside the castle.|
|into||entering sth.||You shouldn't go into the castle.|
|near||close to||Our house is near the supermarket.|
|next to||beside||Our house is next to the supermarket.|
|off||away from sth.||The cat jumped off the roof.|
|onto||moving to a place||The cat jumped onto the roof.|
|opposite||on the other side||Our house is opposite the supermarket.|
|out of||leaving sth.||The cat jumped out of the window.|
|outside||opposite of inside||Can you wait outside?|
|over||above sth./sb.||The cat jumped over the wall.|
|past||going near sth./sb.||Go past the post office.|
|round||in a circle||We're sitting round the campfire.|
|through||going from one point to the other point||You shouldn't walk through the forest.|
|to||towards sth./sb.||I like going to Australia.
Can you come to me?
I've never been to Africa.
|towards||in the direction of sth.||We ran towards the castle.|
|under||below sth.||The cat is under the table.|
|up||from low to high||He went up the hill.|