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Prep and excercises on prep

Prepositions


the prepositions on, in, and at
are used in different contexts.


1. Transportation
Prep.

Nouns

Examples

in

car, truck

I went to Vancouver
in my car.


on

bus, train,
ship, plane,
bicycle

I went downtown on
the bus.
We travelled to
Toronto on the train.


2. Days, Months, Years etc.
Prep.

Nouns

Examples

in

Months
Years
Lengths of
time

on

Days of the The party is on Thursday.
week
He left on the weekend.
Weekend

at

Times of
day

She arrived in February.
I was born in 1978.
I'll be home in three days.

I'll call you at 7.30.


3. Communications
Prep. Nouns
on

The telephone
TV/television
The radio

Examples
I spoke to
him on the
telephone
yesterday.
I heard the
news on the
radio.


4. We don't use prepositions with
words and phrases like this:
1. this morning
2. this afternoon
3. home
4. every week
5. last Tuesday
6. next year


prepositions on, in,
and at are used in
different contexts


Exercises on Prepositions


1) Ann came ...on... her bicycle ...in.. the
evening.
2) Bill sells newspapers ...on... Yates
Street ...in...the summer.
3) Sue will be ...in... the classroom
...at...8:30.
4) Ann went ...... home ...... this morning.
5) Bill went ...... skiing ...in... 1997.
6) Ann watches a movie ...on... television
...... every Tuesday.


7) I met Sue ...at... a party ...on... Friday
night.
8) When the children are ...in... bed, let's
listen ...to... music ...on... the radio.
9) I will go ...to... Nova Scotia ...in...
March ...... 2005.
10) I will call you ...... two weeks.
11) The cat stayed ...in... the house ......
last night.
12) I went out ...to... dinner ...on... the
weekend.


Weekend (n) Saturday and Sunday:
Ex: Are you doing anything over the
weekend? Have a good weekend! It
happened on the weekend of 24 and
25 April. (BrE) The office is closed at
the weekend. (especially NAmE) The
office is closed on the weekend.
(BrE, informal) I like to go out on a
weekend. We go skiing most
weekends in winter.


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