How to Use Prepositions of Place AT/ IN/ ON

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:

Countries:

  • in England

Cities:

  • 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

Communications:

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

Surfaces:

  • 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

Avenue:

  • on The Seventh Avenue

Street:

  • on Oxford street
  • on Columbus street

We use AT in these cases:

Addresses:

  • 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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