Prepositions for time and space

Prepositions are used to locate something in time and space, modify a noun; or tell when or where or under what conditions something happened. The following are guidelines for using prepositions correctly. This covers many common situations.

 Prepositions of Time: at, in, on

Atat is for specific timesThe exam is at 12:15 PM
Inin is for nonspecific times during a day/month/year.The exam is in the morning
Onon for days and datesThe exam is on Monday.
The exam is on Christmas Day.

 Prepositions of Place: at, in, on

AtWe use at for specific addresses.I live at 50 Pong Lai Road.
InWe use in for the names of land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).I live in Taipei.
OnWe use on for the names of streets, avenues, etc.I live on Pong Lai Road.

 Prepositions for describing our work:

at company’sI work at Comtrend
in departmentsin the marketing department, as a technical writer.
on projectsI am working on a new manual



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