‘In, on, at’ which is correct?

Which preposition is correct:

 

1. The boys are playing football on/in the field.

2. The girls are playing badminton on/in/at the court.

3. There are many animals in/at the zoo.

4. Mr Tan’s shop is at/in/on Petaling Street.

5. They study at/in St Michael’s School.

6. A butcher sells meat at/in the market.

7. Ali and his friends are at/in the canteen.

8. She lifted the cat out of/from the drain.

 

The correct prepositions are bold.

In some cases,

more than one preposition is correct.

 

Answers:

 

 

1. The boys are playing football on the field.

2. The girls are playing badminton on the court.

        (“In is also used, but this is rare.)

3. There are many animals in/at the zoo.

      (Both are correct. You can use either one.)

4. Mr Tan’s shop is in Petaling Street.

      (You use “on” if you are using American English.)

5. They study at St Michael’s School.

6. A butcher sells meat at/in the market.

     (Both are correct. You can use either one.)

7. Ali and his friends are at/in the canteen.

     (Both are correct, but “in” is more commonly used)

8. She lifted the cat out of the drain.

 

       tengkp

 

 

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