Prepositions Chart (at, on, in)

This prepositions chart explains how to use three of the most common prepositions in English along with examples.

Time:

Place:

Other Uses:

at

Specific times:
at noon
at 9:53am
Specific addresses:
at 262 Main Street
Specific places or points:
at my desk
at the airport
at the street corner
at school
at 100 degrees
at the 200 meter mark

on

Days:
on Sunday
on Valentine's Day
on March 21, 1974
Roads:
on Willow Road
Surfaces or metaphors relating to surfaces:
on the wall
on TV
on Earth
on the table
on a bus
on the way
on the committee (because you're 'sitting' on it)
on my mind (ie. the surface of your mind)

in

Larger units of time:
in July
in 1945
in the 80's
in the 21st century
Larger places:
in Vancouver
in Texas
in Germany
in Asia
Closed spaces or anything one can be 'in the middle of':
in a vase
in the room
in her hand
in this situation
in a fight
in an accident
in motion
Note: Do not use at, on, in before last, next, this, or every (e.g. - I will see you on next Sunday).

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