Prepositions are the (usually) short words that show two different parts of a sentence are related. Words such as in, at, on, above. In this post I’ll cover some of the most common prepositions of place.
In is used to show something inside an area, like a box for example.
We also use it to talk about the shape, size or colour of something.
And we use it to show our beliefs and opinions.
On is used to talk about something on top of or attached to something else.
It’s also used for public transport, except for cars.
We can use on to talk about left and right.
And also for things “inside” our electronic devices.
At talks about being in an exact location.
At can also be used to talk about activities and actions.
To shows movement from one place to another place.
Into combines the prepositions in and on, to show the movement of something inside a place.
Onto combines the prepositions on and to, to show the movement of something on the top of something else.