Romeo on Prepositions…

November 28, 2007

A picture is worth a thousand words…

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Atinón o no atinón: preposiciones de lugar AT IN ON

May 23, 2007

En general, at-in-on son preposiciones de lugar y no hacen referencia a movimiento sino que son ‘estáticas’, es decir, no responden a la pregunta de adónde va una cosa sino dónde está esa cosa. Usamos estas preposiciones así:

  1. At” para expresar que está/s en un punto concreto.
  2. In” para expresar que está/s dentro de un espacio cerrado o acotado (un supermercado, un jardín…)
  3. On” para expresar que está/s sobre una superficie.

Mira los siguientes ejemplos (de http://www.englishclub.com)

at in on
POINT ENCLOSED SPACE SURFACE
at the corner in the garden on the wall
at the bus stop in London on the ceiling
at the door in France on the door
at the top of the page in a box on the cover
at the end of the road in my pocket on the floor
at the entrance in my wallet on the carpet
at the crossroads in a building on the menu
at the entrance in a car on a page

Es importante saber que estas preposiciones se usan en algunas expresiones fijas, mira la siguiente tabla (de http://www.englishclub.com). De tal forma que siempre tendrás que decir “at home” (en casa, She’s at home today, está en casa hoy) y no “in home”. Son expresiones hechas.

at in on
at home in a car on a bus
at work in a taxi on a train
at school in a helicopter on a plane
at university in a boat on a ship
at college in a lift (elevator) on a bicycle, on a motorbike
at the top in the newspaper on a horse, on an elephant
at the bottom in the sky on the radio, on television
at the side in a row on the left, on the right
at reception in Oxford Street on the way

More on prepositions of place

May 23, 2007

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Ask yourself where the ball is and practice prepositions of place.


Prepositions of place: where is the…?

May 23, 2007

Look at the map and answer the questions.


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