Prepositions

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English | Usage | Example |
* on | * days of the week | * on Monday |
* in | * months / seasons * time of day * year * after a certain period of time (when?) | * in August/ in winter * in the morning * in 2006 * in an hour |
* at | * for night * for weekend * a certain point of time (when?) | * at night * at the weekend * at half past nine |* since | * from a certain point of time (past till now) | * since 1980 |
* for | * over a certain period of time (past till now) | * for 2 years |
* ago | * a certaintime in the past | * 2 years ago |
* before | * earlier than a certain point of time | * before 2004 |
* to | * telling the time | * ten to six (5:50) |
* past | *telling the time | * ten past six (6:10) |
* to / till / until | * marking the beginning and end of a period of time | * from Monday to/till Friday |
* till / until | * in the sense ofhow long something is going to last | * He is on holiday until Friday. |
* by | * in the sense of at the latest * up to a certain time | * I will be back by 6 o’clock. * By 11o'clock, I had read five pages. |
Prepositions – Place (Position and Direction) |
English | Usage | Example |
* in | * room, building, street, town, country * book, paper etc. * car, taxi* picture, world | * in the kitchen, in London * in the book * in the car, in a taxi * in the picture, in the world |
* at | * meaning next to, by an object * for table * forevents * place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work) | * at the door, at the station * at the table * at a concert, at the party * at the cinema, at school, at work|
* on | * attached * for a place with a river * being on a surface * for a certain side (left, right) * for a floor in a house * for public transport * for television, radio |...
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