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    preposition of place

    What are the rules for using AT and IN(Preposition of place) and AT, On, IN (preposition of time)?

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    Re: preposition pf place

    Quote Originally Posted by crpgo
    What are the rules for using AT and IN(Preposition of place) and AT, On, IN (preposition of time)?


    As a starting point, why not take a look at these PDFs:

    Prepositions of Place and Location
    Prepositions of Time
    Last edited by Red5; 31-Oct-2005 at 10:37.
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    You can also take a look at this:

    Visual Guide to Prepositions of Place
    Last edited by Red5; 31-Oct-2005 at 10:38.
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    Re: preposition pf place

    Quote Originally Posted by crpgo
    What are the rules for using AT and IN(Preposition of place) and AT, On, IN (preposition of time)?
    Here's a reply to the same question from Casiopea:

    In general, 'on' is short for on top of a surface, 'in' is short for inside of a structure, and 'at' means a point in space or time.

    1. We want to start the meeting on time, so please don t be late.
    ==> Time = numbers; numbers are on the surface of a clock's face. 'on time' is an idiom meaning punctual, not late.

    2. Where is the car waiting? Atthe traffic lights.
    ==> Location = a point in space; the car is not sitting on top of the traffic lights.

    3. The leaves on that tree are a beautiful color.
    ==> The leaves are located on the branches of the tree.

    4. He spends most of the day sitting atthe window and looking outside.
    ==> Location = a point in space; he is not sitting on top of the window.

    5. I like that picture hanging on the wall inthe kitchen.
    ==> The kitchen is a 3 dimentional space. It is a room, a structure. It has an inside, so use 'in(side)' the kitchen.
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    I think this one qualifies as one of our FAQ. What do you think, Tdol? Red?

    (If I read that explanation enough times perhaps I will memorize it.)

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    Done.
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    Talking as vs like

    need clear explanation of usage of as and like

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