Prepositions are words that show a relationship to a place (location) or time (space). They are generally preceded by a noun or pronoun.
The most common are; IN, ON, AT. There is often confusion about which one to use so we hope these sentences can help.
Prepositions can be one, two or three words. Here are some common prepositions;
about above across after against along among around before behind between beyond but by despite down during except following for from in including into like near of off out over plus since through to towards under until up upon with without
as well as inside of because of as for on top of
ON = in relation to time
I will start work on Tuesday.
I am on holiday all this week.
On the 1st day of July i will retire.
I opened some great presents on my 30th birthday.
On the 3rd of September i change my job.
On New Years Eve i danced with my friends.
On Sunday i will go to the park.
ON = in relation to place
I am looking for a good documentary to watch on the internet.
I am going to the shops on my bicycle.
I am travelling on a train / bus / ship / plane.
I listen to classical music on the radio.
I am on my mobile phone.
We eat breakfast together on the kitchen table.
The murals are painted on the walls.
AT = in relation to time
At lunch time i like to eat a light meal.
I stop for lunch at midday.
I can’t talk to you at the moment as I’m on the metro.
I return home at 7 o’clock in the evening.
I work Monday to Friday but at the weekend i can relax.
I have to get up at 6 am in the morning.
AT = in relation to place
He will wait for you at the entrance of the shopping mall.
She found her shoe at the bottom of the swimming pool.
At the office we can sometimes take a power nap.
They have to be at the dentist at 9am tomorrow.
He arrived early to be at the front of the theatre.
There is a long line of people at the bus stop.
IN = in relation to time
In Spring the flowers start to blossom.
My husband is always grumpy in the morning before his coffee.
Hopefully in March i will have lost some weight.
Everyone will use an electric car in the near future.
In the seventies, eighties and nineties we experienced some great music bands.
In five years time i will be a qualified pilot.
IN = in relation to place
I always find my mother in the garden talking to the plants.
There are huge queues in the bank at lunch time.
He was in the subway station when the flash floods occurred.
In Madrid we can visit the “El Prado Museum”.
The vitamins are in the pill container.
My best friend now lives in a tiny house.
Every Sunday we walk in the local park.