Prepositions of place: IN /ON/ AT



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It is important to know how to use prepositions correctly place: In /on / at.

IN: In a city, in a town, in a village, in a country, in the country, in a park, in the water, in the sea, in a river, in the newspaper, in a row, in a line, in the street, in a photograph, in an armchair, in the sky, in a building.

ON: On a chair, on a plane, on a bus, on a train, on the noticeboard, on the floor, on the ground, on the right/on the left, on the ground floor, on the first floor, on the coast.

AT: At school, at work, at the bottom of the page, at the front, at the back, at the end of the street, at the bus stop, at the traffic lights.

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IN: Cities, towns and countries. Ex: I live in Madrid, in Spain.

AT: Specific locations. Ex: The train arrived at the station.

IN the corner (if you are inside a room)

AT or ON the corner (if you are on the street)

ON: If you mean something that is written on a page.

IN (a book, newspaper, magazine): If you do not mean the page: I saw an interesting article IN yesterday's newspaper.

 

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Thanks, Martha, very good explanations..I always have doubts and mistakes with these prepositions..

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 La utilización de las preposiciones [IN, ON, AT] con expresiones de lugar, tiene muchos matices. A continuación vamos a indicar sus principales usos, si bien la mejor manera de dominarlas es indudablemente mediante la práctica.


IN
a) Dentro de un espacio cerrado:
in the bedroom / in my office / in your pocket / in hospital / in prison / in bed
in the front / in the back of a car (pero: at the front / at the back of a cinema, of a building)
O dentro de un objeto:
in that book / in the water

b) En un lugar abierto (sitios determinados con unos límites definidos):
in the park / in the street / in the garden / in the queue

c) Con países y ciudades:
in Spain / in Madrid / in my country / in this town

ON
a) Sobre una superficie, con contacto físico:
on the table / on the wall / on the floor / on my shoulder / on page 103 / on the second floor

b) Con las expresiones:
on the left / on the right

AT
a) Lugar determinado:
at the door / at the window / at the trafic light / at the top of the page / at the bridge

b) Con las expresiones:
at home / at school / at work / at the office / at the bus stop / at the airport / at someone's house

c) Con acontecimientos:
at the party / at the meeting / at the conference

d) También se puede utiliza con edificios, con un significado diferente al de "in":
at the museum (en el museo: puede ser dentro o justo fuera)
in the museum (dentro del museo)

e) "AT" se utiliza cuando se menciona donde tuvo lugar un acto:
This morning I visited the painting exposition at the National Museum.
Yesterday we had dinner at the new Chinese restaurant.

f) O con lugares abiertos con agua: "at": al lado; "in": dentro.
at the river (en la orilla del río) / in the river (dentro del agua)
at the lake / in the lake
at the swimming pool / in the swimming pool
at the sea / in the sea

Si bien el significado varía, en muchos casos con un mismo sustantivo se pueden utilizar diferentes preposiciones:
in the car (dentro del coche)
on the car (sobre el coche)
at the car (dentro o justo al lado el coche)