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TIME

PLACE

IN

Months

  • In January
  • In October

Seasons

  • In the summer
  • In the spring

Years

  • In 2004
  • In 1986

Periods of the day

  • In the morning
  • In the evening

(exception: at night)

Cities and countries

  • In Tokyo
  • In Japan

Rooms and buildings

  • In the kitchen
  • In the supermarket

Closed spaces

  • In the car
  • In a park

 

 

TIME

PLACE

ON

Dates and days

  • On Monday
  • On February 14th
Transportation

  • On the bus
  • On a bike

(exception: in a car)

 

A surface

  • On the table
  • On the wall

 

TIME

PLACE

AT

Times

  • At 6:00
  • At half past three
  • At noon
Contexts

  • At school
  • At work
  • At a party

 


In, On, or At?

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Question 1
"Where's my hairbrush?"

"It's ______ the bathroom."

A
in
B
at
C
on
Question 2
There's a meeting with the project team ______ June 23 ______ the afternoon.
A
on / in
B
on / on
C
in / at
Question 3
My mother's birthday is ______ May.
A
in
B
at
C
on
Question 4
Why are your clothes ______ the floor? Please pick them up and put them away!
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 5
My sister's arriving ______ the earliest train tomorrow morning.
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 6
I'll start my new job ______ March 1st.
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 7
Many Brazilians drink coffee both ______ the morning and ______ night.
A
at / on
B
in / at
C
on / in
Question 8
"Are you working right now?"

"No, I'm ______ home."

A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 9
Does your class end ______ 7:30 or 8:00?
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 10
We're going to a baseball game ______ Saturday. Do you want to come?
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 11
When you called me, I was ______ a taxi ______ Main Street.
A
in / on
B
on / at
C
in / in
Question 12
I like to go skiing ______ the winter.
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 13
I lost my wallet ______ a museum ______ Berlin.
A
at / at
B
in / at
C
in / in
Question 14
My son is waiting for me to pick him up ______ the bus stop.
A
in
B
on
C
at
Question 15
My cousin lives ______ Australia.
A
in
B
on
C
at
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