How to Use AT, IN, ON in English?


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A preposition is a word that connects a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other parts of sentences.

Prepositions can be confusing and difficult for English learners, because there is no definite rule or formula for choosing the right preposition!

In the early stages of learning English, you should just try to identify a preposition when you’re reading or listening in English and recognise how it is used.

  • to the supermarket
  • at the dinner table
  • on the sofa
  • in an hour
  • about myself

A preposition is used to show direction, location, time, or to introduce an object.

Some more examples are listed above!



  • at 9 o’clock
  • at Christmas
  • at noon
  • at night
  • at the weekend
  • at dinner
  • at the moment


  • in the evening
  • in the Christmas holiday
  • in the summer
  • in 2014
  • in August
  • in 3 hours


  • on Mondays
  • on that day
  • on June 17th

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