Preposition of places, dates and times

At, On and In

 

Before place names:

 

In is used before the names of

countries, states, towns, cities, and roads.

Thus, you can say

“I live in Australia / in Kedah    / in Petaling Jaya

                                      / in Dungun  / in Jalan Indah.”

 

 

On is used before the names

             of islands and hills.

Examples

“She lives on Pulau Langkawi / on the Isle of Man,

                      on Penang Hill          / on Lavender Hill.”

 

At is used for smaller places,

like buildings, blocks of flats, etc.

For example,

“I live at Indah Flats and

I work at the Petronas Twin Towers.”

 

Before dates and times:

In is used before months and years,

on is used before a day or a particular date in a month, and

 at is used before a particular time.

For example, you can say:

“I was born on the 3rd of August 1967, at 8.45 am.”

 OR “I was born on Monday.”

OR “I was born in August.”

OR “I was born in 1967.”

 

        tengkp

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