Preposition in, on, at

Preposition in, on, at

Preposition In, On and At

We use :
  • at for a PRECISE TIME
  • on for DAYS and DATES
at 3 o'clock
in May
on Sunday
at 10.30am
in summer
on Tuesdays
at noon
in the summer
on 6 March
at dinnertime
in 1990
on 25 Dec. 2010
at bedtime
in the 1990s
on Christmas Day
at sunrise
in the next century
on Independence Day
at sunset
in the Ice Age
on my birthday
at the moment
in the past/future
on New Year's Eve
Look at these examples:
  • I have a meeting at 9am.
  • The shop closes at midnight.
  • Jane went home at lunchtime.
  • In England, it often snows in December.
  • Do you think we will go to Jupiter in the future?
  • There should be a lot of progress in the next century.
  • Do you work on Mondays?
  • Her birthday is on 20 November.
  • Where will you be on New Year's Day?
Notice the use of the preposition of time at in the following standard expressions:
at night
The stars shine at night.
at the weekend
I don't usually work at the weekend.
at Christmas/Easter
I stay with my family at Christmas.
at the same time
We finished the test at the same time.
at present
He's not home at present. Try later.
Notice the use of the prepositions of time in and on in these common expressions:
in the morning
on Tuesday morning
in the mornings
on Saturday mornings
in the afternoon(s)
on Sunday afternoons
in the evening(s)
on Monday evening
When we say last, next, every, this we do not also use at, in, on.
  • I went to London last June. (not in last June)
  • He's coming back next Tuesday. (not on next Tuesday)
  • I go home every Easter. (not at every Easter)
  • We'll call you this evening. (not in this evening)

Preposition of Place : at, in, on

In general, we use :
  • at for a POINT
  • in for an ENCLOSED SPACE
  • on for a SURFACE
at the corner
in the garden
on the wall
at the bus stop
in London
on the ceiling
at the door
in France
on the door
at the top of the page
in a box
on the cover
at the end of the road
in my pocket
on the floor
at the entrance
in my wallet
on the carpet
at the crossroads
in a building
on the menu
at the front desk
in a car
on a page
Look at these examples:
  • Jane is waiting for you at the bus stop.
  • The shop is at the end of the street.
  • My plane stopped at Dubai and Hanoi and arrived in Bangkok two hours late.
  • When will you arrive at the office?
  • Do you work in an office?
  • I have a meeting in New York.
  • Do you live in Japan?
  • Jupiter is in the Solar System.
  • The author's name is on the cover of the book.
  • There are no prices on this menu.
  • You are standing on my foot.
  • There was a "no smoking" sign on the wall.
  • I live on the 7th floor at 21 Oxford Street in London.
Notice the use of the prepositions of place at, in and on in these standard expressions:
at home
in a car
on a bus
at work
in a taxi
on a train
at school
in a helicopter
on a plane
at university
in a boat
on a ship
at college
in a lift (elevator)
on a bicycle, on a motorbike
at the top
in the newspaper
on a horse, on an elephant
at the bottom
in the sky
on the radio, on television
at the side
in a row
on the left, on the right
at reception
in Oxford Street
on the way

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Vocabulary around the house

Vocabulary around the house

 Rooms in a House
• balcony
• bathroom
• bedroom
• dining room
• garage
• hall
• kitchen
• laundry
• living room

Things in a Bedroom
• alarm
• bed
• bedside table
• clock
• drawers
• dressing table
• lamp
• wardrobe, closet

Things in a Bathroom
• basin, sink
• bath
• mirror
• shower
• taps
• toilet
• towel rack

Things in a Kitchen
• bench
• cupboard
• dishwasher
• microwave
• oven, cooker
• pantry
• refrigerator, fridge
• sink
• stove, cooktop
• taps

Things in a Living Room

• arm chair
• bookcase
• chairs
• coffee table
• fan
• foot rest
• heater
• lounge, sofa, couch
• magazine rack
• recliner
• sound system
• table
• telephone, phone
• television stand
• television, TV

Things in a Dining Room

• chairs
• dining table

Things in a Study
• chair
• computer
• desk
• filing cabinet
• shelf

Things in a Laundry
• clothes maiden, drying rack
• dryer
• iron
• ironing board
• laundry basket
• pegs
• sink
• washing machine
• washing powder

• armchair
• bed
• bookcase
• cabinet
• chair
• chest
• coffee table
• cupboard
• desk
• dining table
• drawers
• dressing table
• foot stool, foot rest
• lamp
• lounge, sofa, couch
• office chair
• sideboard, buffet
• stool
• TV stand
• wardrobe

Bills and Utilities
• council charges
• electricity
• gas
• insurance
• rent
• telephone
• water

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Asking if someone remembers or not

 Asking if someone remembers or not


Asking if someone remember or not can be explained is as a situation when we ask to someone about something (usually seriously) that they remember or not remember about it.

 Purpose of the topic is to remember someone about something that important.

1.       Formal expression
*      Example:
a.       I wonder if you remember....
b.      You remember...., don’t you?
c.       You haven’t forgotten...., have you?
d.      Don’t you remember.....?
e.      Do you happen to remember it now?

*      Respond:
a.       Let me think, yes, I remember.
b.      I remember especially the scenery.
c.       I’ll never forget that
d.      I’ll always remember.
e.      I can remember it clearly.

2.       Informal expression
*      Example:
a.       Remember the old house we used to live in?
b.      Remember that?
c.       I’m sorry I don’t remember

*      Respond:
a.       Hold on. Yes, got it!
b.      I know.....
c.       It’s coming back to me now.

3.       Respond if you forget:
a.       Sorry, I’ve completely forgotten.
b.      I’m afraid I forget.
c.       I really can’t remember.
d.      I’m afraid I have no memory of him
e.      Let me think. No, it’s gone.
f.        Sorry, it slipped off my mind.

3.       Example dialogue:  
             1.  On Sunday Lina up early, then she showered and wearing office clothes.

Laura: Hey, Lina. Where would you wear service dress?
Lina: I want to go to the office, why?
Laura: Did you forget? This is the day of the week!
Lina: Oh my God! I forgot! hahaha

2. Emma   : Yuga, what are you doing there and why you wearing batik uniform?
   Yuga      : What’s wrong?
    Emma   : Today is Saturday, you don’t remember??
   Yuga      : OMG! I very forget it. 

3. Claudea            : What day is this??
    Yolanda            : This is Thursday. Tying how your dinner yesterday with Jerim?
    Lauricka           : OMG. I forget it. I have to apologize to Jerim.
    Nadya              : Hahahaha:D
    Amanda            : Tying forgetful. ckckck 

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