Prepositions AT IN ON – place

Posted on Jan 18 2014 - 6:20am by Zdenda

A week ago I published a post on prepositions AT, IN, ON for time. Several students asked me if I could do something like that for prepositions AT, IN, ON but for places. So here you are. There is a mind map graphically explaining the usage of the prepositions and then there are 3 games to practise the grammar point. Enjoy.

Prepositions AT, IN, ON for places – MIND MAP

Here is a mind map, where I try to explain the difference between the three prepositions. I tried to make it as illustrative as possible, so I hope everything is clear.

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Here you can try three games to practise the grammar point. The first game is called penalty and your task is to choose the correct preposition and then score a goal.

Prepositions AT, IN, ON for places – penalty.

The second game is called teacher invaders. Your task is to shoot the invaders and every few seconds complete the sentence with the correct preposition.

Prepositions AT, IN, ON for places – teacher invaders.

Are you looking for something quieter at the end? Try the quiz and if you complete more than 80% of the questions correctly you will get to play the game called Angry Finches.

Prepositions AT, IN, ON for places – cloze test and Angry Finches.

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28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. daniel 20/01/2014 at 9:53 am -

    intrest in my life

  2. ijassdie 20/01/2014 at 10:20 am -

    Great help. Easy to understand 😀 Cheers

  3. Archna 20/01/2014 at 2:23 pm -

    Good one At / On / In are very confusing , but this will help one to understand the difference

  4. Ahmed Musa 20/01/2014 at 4:33 pm -

    I’m a school teacher I hope I could get more of such good ideas.Do mind I’m thinking to deal with them in my class

  5. Alka Rai 21/01/2014 at 6:21 am -

    wonderful mind map. makes learning these confusing prepositions much easier.

  6. Alka Rai 21/01/2014 at 6:22 am -

    wonderful mind map that will make it easy to remember the usage

  7. Alka Rai 21/01/2014 at 6:23 am -

    makes it easy to remember the use of these prepositions

  8. Alexandra 21/01/2014 at 8:45 am -

    Many thanks for these excellent resources. I’ll tell my students to play your games.


  9. Moroccan Hashemite 21/01/2014 at 9:54 am -

    Thanks very much for your efforts.

  10. nadeem 22/01/2014 at 5:51 am -

    its good……..i read this mind map….em impressed…….it helped me to understsnd the use of these prepositions

  11. Míša 22/01/2014 at 5:46 pm -

    Thanks very much for mind map. Perfect to remember. Míša

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    the idea of the mind map has suit me a lot nd realy i would be so thankful for helping us.i have stick the mind map at the wall of my best regards

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  25. Ellen Chang 05/04/2016 at 8:03 am -

    Hi. Thanks much for your post.
    Could you help me to explain more for below phrases:

    1. In the field.
    2. At the field.
    3. On the field.

    I am still confused when I use these phrases.
    Thank you so much.

  26. Zdenda 06/04/2016 at 3:07 am -

    I am afraid I cannot help you here. Let´s hope a native speaker will react. Sorry.

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