In, At, On (Places)

Prepositions of place (in, on, at)

In English, when you’re talking about places, it’s important  to use the correct preposition. Follow these rules to make your English beautiful.


  • Countries
  • Cities
  • Contained inside something (e.g a box)
  • Car/taxi


  • Most transport (plane, train, horse, bicycle…)
  • Touching a surface


  • home/work/school
  • Standing/sitting very close to something


Practice exercises

Which preposition do we need?

Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

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  1. in
  2. in
  3. on
  4. on
  5. at
  6. at
  7. at
  8. in
  9. on
  10. in/on

Check out my video on prepositions:

Learn English prepositions (A 2-minute video)


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