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Use of At, On and In

At, On and In
The prepositions at, on and in can show place. At is used to talk about position at a point.
The boy stood at the gate.
Turn left at the next corner.
On is used to talk about position on a line.
London is on the river Thames.
In is used to talk about position inside large areas and three dimensional spaces.
She was born in Mexico.
Complete the following sentences using at, on or in.
1. I saw a beautiful girl ………………… the shop.
a) in
b) on
c) at
2. I met her ………………. a party.
a) at
b) on
c) in
3. There is a spelling mistake …………………. line nine.
a) in
b) on
c) at
4. He works ………………….. the US.
a) in
b) on
c) at
5. Grandmother is arriving ………………… the 8.30 train.
a) in
b) onc) at
6. She is a student …………………. Cambridge.
a) at
b) in
c) on
7. Who is that pretty girl …………………. the second row?
a) in
b) on
c) at
8. The cat is ………………. the piano.
a) in
b) on
c) at
9. Why do you wear that ring ………………… your index finger?
a) on
b) at
c) in
10. Eat ………………. the Modern Restaurant. They serve the best food in town.
a) in
b) at
c) on
Answers
1. I saw a beautiful girl in the shop.
2. I met her at a party.
3. There is a spelling mistake in line nine.
4. He works in the US.
5. Grandmother is arriving on the 8.30 train.
6. She is a student at Cambridge.
7. Who is that pretty girl in the second row?
8. The cat is on the piano.
9. Why do you wear that ring on your index finger?
10. Eat at the Modern Restaurant. They serve the best food in town.

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