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prepositions

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:39 am
by daso
Hello, please I need your help. I have some doubts about the use of the prepositions ON/IN/AT and I want to know the accurate choice for these sentences:

What time do you usually arrive at/to/- work in the morning?
Bob is a very fast runner. He can run 100 metres in/on 10 seconds.
What are you doing in/on/at the weekend?
There are usually a lot of parties on/at New Year s Eve.
I haven t seen Kate for some time. I last saw her on/at Dave s wedding.

Thanks a lot.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:08 pm
by Mandy2
Hi,
I wasn't sure about all of them, but my boyfriend is a native speaker, so I just went ahead and asked him.

Here's what he said:

What time do you usually arrive AT work in the morning?
(He told me that you might also find the combination 'arriving to work')

Bob is a very fast runner. He can run 100 metres IN 10 seconds.

What are you doing ON the weekend?

There are usually a lot of parties ON New Years Eve.

I havent seen Kate for some time. I last saw her at Daves wedding.

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I also found online an information about it with a chart for the prepositions and examples. You might wanna have a look at it:

http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bleasypreps.htm

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:42 pm
by daso
:) Thank you for the reply. Can you help with these ones:

They went out for a meal in/on/at the wedding aniversary
One of the strings on/in my guitar is broken
W d better stop at/in/- the next garage
There is another entrance on/at the back
Is there anything interesting in/on the paper today?

Thanks again.

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:03 am
by Mikelos Maxairitsas
Hi there:

"They went out for a meal on the wedding anniversary."
"One of the strings on my guitar is broken."
"We'd better stop at the next garage."
"There is another entrance at the back."
"Is there anything interesting in the paper today?"

prepositions

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:23 am
by bwkcaj_ca
If you would like some more practice using at/in/on
I invite you to try a preposition quiz on my website:

http://www.geocities.com/bwkcaj_ca/Quizzes/Airplane.htm