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How to Use Preposition of Place AT/ IN/ ON

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Prepositions of place are an important aspect of the English language that are used to indicate where an action occurs. The three main prepositions of place are “at,” “in,” and “on.” It is important to note that there are some exceptions and variations in usage depending on the context. Understanding the correct usage of these prepositions of place will help you to express location in English more accurately and effectively.

Preposition of Place AT/ IN/ ON in English

A preposition of place is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located.

WE use IN in these Cases


  • in England


  • in London
  • Neighborhood:
  • in Manhattan
  • in Chinatown

Enclosed space:

  • in a traffic jam
  • in Time Square
  • in a building
  • in a car
  • in a taxi
  • in a boat
  • in a helicopter
  • in a lift (elevator)
  • in the living – room
  • in the article

We use ON in these Cases

Means of transport:

  • on a bus
  • on a train
  • on a plane
  • on a ship
  • on a bicycle/ motorcycle
  • on a horse


  • on the radio
  • on the television
  • on the phone
  • on the Internet


  • on a table
  • on a wall
  • on the floor
  • on the roof
  • on the menu
  • on the page
  • on the door
  • on the shelf
  • on the second floor


  • on The Seventh Avenue


  • on Oxford street
  • on Columbus street

We use AT in these Cases


  • 734 State Street
  • 292 Oxford Street

Specific Locations/ Point:

  • at The Empire State Building
  • at the corner
  • at the bus stop
  • at the door
  • at the top of page
  • at the end of the road
  • at the entrance
  • at the crossroads
  • at the front desk
  • at a conference
  • at a party
  • at a concert
  • at someone’s house
  • at the doctor’s/ hairdresser’s
  • at the bus stop
  • at the end of road
  • at the crossroads
  • at the front
  • at the back
  • at the top
  • at the bottom
  • at the door

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Preposition of Place AT/ IN/ ON

Prepositions of Place AT/ IN/ ON


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Sunday 25th of March 2018



Thursday 18th of January 2018

Some writers say 'at' should be used for villages and 'in' should be used for Cities. Can any one clarify? Example. I am at Kannamangalam, a village in India. I am residing in Vellore, a big city. Are they correct.