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Prepositions of Place

Prepositions of place refer to those prepositions that can be used to show where something is located.

There are three prepositions of place:

At

‘At’ is used for a point:

At the end of the lane.

At the door/entrance/exit.

At the corner.

At the desk.

Note: There are many standard expressions that are exceptions to this rule:

At home.

At work.

At school/college/university.

At the side.

In

‘In’ is used for enclosed spaces:

In Mumbai/India.

In the room.

In the store.

In my pocket/bag.

In the building/tower.

Note: There are some standard expressions that are an exception to this rule:

In the book/magazine/newspaper.

In the sky.

On

‘On’ is used for surfaces:

On the table.

On the rug.

On the floor.

On the cover.

On the page.

Note: There are many standard expressions that are exceptions to this rule:

On the bus/train/plane/ship.

On the radio/television.

On the left/right.

On the way.