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Tricky Prepositions – in, on, at
English grammar can be tricky, and one area that many students find particularly difficult is prepositions as there are over a hundred! A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. It is really hard to get your head around and I wish I could make them go away, but I can’t. So, my next best offer is to try and help you get comfortable with using them. Let’s do a quick review of when to use just three of the most common ones: in, on, and at.
Use 1: When talking about time, we use ‘in’ when referring to an unspecific time of the day, a month, a season or a year.
Here are some examples:
„I always brush my teeth in the morning.“
„My birthday is in June.“
„It’s always cold in winter.“
„My brother was born in 1988.“
Use 2: When talking about places, ‘in’ is used to indicate a location or place. Here are a few examples:
„I used to live in Seattle.“
„The city of Wroclaw is in Poland.“
„I am in my room.“
Use: The word ‘on’, when talking about time, is for specific dates and days.
Some examples are:
„He was born on September 24th.“
„I go to the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays.“
We will celebrate on Thanksgiving Day.
Use 1: When talki...