Prepositions of Position
1. “at, on, in,”
I live at 155, Jalan Tembikai, Bukit Mertajam.
I live in Bukit Mertajam.
Mei Ling lives on the second floor of that flat.
“At” when we state the address
“In” we state the town
“On” we state the floor or level of the apartment.
2. “In” & “at”
“At” show a person or thing is at an exact location
or a particular point.
“In” show a person or thing is
inside something or in an enclosed area.
My mum is at the supermarket. (Not the bakery)
My mum is in the supermarket. (Not outside it)
3. “in,” & “on”
“In” show a person or thing below or partly below the surface of something.
“On” show a person or thing is just touching a line or the surface of something.
Tom’s in the pool.
There’s a paper on the water.
4. “Beside”, & “besides”
“Beside” means “next to”
The museum is beside an art gallery.
“Besides” means “in addition to”
She owns another restaurant besides the one in Penang.