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    Preposition of places and time

    Hello,
    I'm a new to this forum. English is not my native language. I've been learning English with help of Internet.
    I've some doubts about using preposition in my sentences.
    Here are some examples :
    I was working at the xyz machine, Or I was working in the xyz machine.
    And, I have enough leave on me, Or I have enough leave for me.
    Also, I'm in bus or I'm at bus.

    Kindly let me know which of these sentences are correct and give me some examples of using " in, at, on."
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    Krish

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    I was working at the xyz machine, Or I was working in the xyz machine.

    If you are standing or sitting by the machine, use at. If you are talking about something like a workstation, I would use on.

    And, I have enough leave on me, Or I have enough leave for me.

    I have enough left for me.

    Also, I'm in bus or I'm at bus.

    I would say on the bus.

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    Quote Originally Posted by krishnangrk View Post
    I have enough leave on me
    By "leave" do you mean time off work?
    Last edited by teechar; 09-Jun-2015 at 22:05.

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    By "leave" do you mean time off work?
    I had not thought of that- good idea. If so, I would just say I have enough leave.

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    Yes! Leave means time off. Kindly give me some more examples.
    Thanks

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    I'm on the bus that's correct. But, I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Preposition of places and time

    Quote Originally Posted by krishnangrk View Post
    Also, I'm in bus or I'm at bus.
    I think you can say 'in a car' and 'at a bus stop', but I am not a teacher.

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