“In” / “At” / “On” 2

   

 
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Welcome to your “In” / “At” / “On” 2 lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• Other ways we use “in”
Other ways we use “on”
• Other ways we use “at”
“Front” and “Back”
“In” / “On” the corner
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Other ways we use “in”

We can use the preposition “in” with these nouns:

in a book / newspaper in a magazine / letter in a photo / picture in an office / department
in the country / city in the sky / world in bed in a line / queue / row

This is the best meal in the world!

I saw you in the newspaper.”

Bob was standing in a queue.”

Other ways we use “on”

We can use the preposition “on” with these nouns:

on the left / right on the left-hand side / right-hand side on the ground floor on the first floor
on a map on the menu on a farm on a list

Steve works on a farm.”

The toilets are on the first floor.

There’s pizza on the menu.”

We can also say that something is “on the coast”, “on a river” or “on a road”:

London is on the Thames.”

Bournemouth is on the coast.”

Another expression is “on the way”:

We stopped for a drink on the way to the beach.”

Other ways we use “at”

We use “at” with “at the top”, “at the bottom” or “at the end”:

Please sign at the bottom of the form.”

The shop is at the end of the street.

“Front” and “Back”

We say “in the front / back of a car”:

We put the dog in the back of the car.”

We say “at the front / back of a building / crowd / theatre” etc:

I had a seat at the back of the cinema.”

At the concert, I was at the front of the crowd.”

We say “on the front / back of a letter / piece of paper”:

Please sign your name on the back of the cheque.”

“In” / “On” the corner

The fish tank is in the corner of the room.”
(inside the building)

The post box is on the corner of the street.”
(outside the building)

Useful Links

“In” / “At” / “On” 1
Superlatives