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In, On, or At?

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    Practice prepositional phrases: in, on, or at
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  • He got _____ the bus.
    He got on the bus.
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  • He got there _____ 9 o'clock _____ Thursday.
    He got there at 9 o'clock on Thursday.
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  • I'm sure I put it _____ my pocket.
    I'm sure I put it in my pocket.
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  • What did you do _____ New Year's Eve?
    What did you do on New Year's Eve?
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  • My birthday is _____ summer. It's _____ July, _____ the 27th.
    My birthday is in summer. It's in July, on the 27th.
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  • Let's meet _____ the bus stop _____ around 3 pm.
    Let's meet at the bus stop at around 3 pm.
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  • I'm sorry, but she's busy _____ the moment.
    I'm sorry, but she's busy at the moment.
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  • We arrived _____ the airport _____ Dakar _____ about 6 o'clock.
    We arrived at the airport in Dakar at about 6 o'clock.
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  • I saw it _____ TV last night.
    I saw it on TV last night.
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  • I just want to relax and lie _____ the sun.
    I just want to relax and lie in the sun.
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  • We were both there _____ the same time.
    We were both there at the same time.
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  • They have a lot _____ common.
    They have a lot in common.
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  • I bought it yesterday; it was _____ sale.
    I bought it yesterday; it was on sale.
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  • Isn't she _____ work today?
    Isn't she at work today?
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  • He's _____ the doctor's; he'll be back later.
    He's at the doctor's; he'll be back later.
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  • I'll put you _____ contact with her.
    I'll put you in contact with her.
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  • It was _____ the newspaper on Sunday.
    It was in the newspaper on Sunday.
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  • What page are you _____ _____ your book?
    What page are you on in your book?
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  • Didn't it happen sometime _____ February _____ the 1980s?
    Didn't it happen sometime in February in the 1980s?
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  • _____ times I’m not sure what to say.
    At times I’m not sure what to say.
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  • Too much is happening _____ once.
    Too much is happening at once.
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  • Oh, will she be _____ a meeting? _____ that case, I'll go alone.
    Oh, will she be in a meeting? In that case, I'll go alone.
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  • I think they're _____ vacation _____ the beach _____ California.
    I think they're on vacation at the beach in California.
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  • Were you there _____ your birthday?
    Were you there on your birthday?
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  • They had a barbeque _____ their back yard _____ the spring ____ Saturday April, 13th.
    They had a barbeque in their back yard in the spring on Saturday April, 13th.
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  • He works out twice a week _____ average.
    He works out twice a week on average.
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  • Their company is most likely _____ debt.
    Their company is most likely in debt.
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  • It was raining _____ our trip _____ March but _____ least it wasn't cold.
    It was raining on our trip in March but at least it wasn't cold.
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  • Hang on a sec; I'll be there _____ a moment.
    Hang on a sec; I'll be there in a moment.
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  • It might be good idea; _____ the other hand, it might not.
    It might be good idea; on the other hand, it might not.
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  • - How's your physics class? - _____ general, it's pretty boring.
    - How's your physics class? - In general, it's pretty boring.
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  • We're not _____ good terms right now.
    We're not on good terms right now.
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  • -What happened last night? - They got _____ an argument.
    -What happened last night? - They got in an argument.
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  • They play tennis _____ a regular basis.
    They play tennis on a regular basis.
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  • We'll see more advanced AI later _____ this century.
    We'll see more advanced AI later in this century.
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  • Who was _____ the cover _____ October?
    Who was on the cover in October?
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  • - Why does she always call _____ dinnertime? - I know, it's really annoying.
    - Why does she always call at dinnertime? - I know, it's really annoying.
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  • - Can you help me? - I'm sorry, this time you're _____ your own.
    - Can you help me? - I'm sorry, this time you're on your own.
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  • - Did you get to the concert _____ time? - No, we arrived just _____ time to catch the end.
    - Did you get to the concert on time? - No, we arrived just in time to catch the end.
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  • - What do you want to do _____ the future? - _____ a year or two, I hope to work as an engineer.
    - What do you want to do in the future? - In a year or two, I hope to work as an engineer.
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  • Traffic was _____ a complete standstill.
    Traffic was at a complete standstill.
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  • Please accept this gift _____ behalf of our organization.
    Please accept this gift on behalf of our organization.
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  • Today I woke up _____ dawn.
    Today I woke up at dawn.
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  • - Where should I pick it up? - I'll put it _____ a folder and leave it _____ the front desk.
    - Where should I pick it up? - I'll put it in a folder and leave it at the front desk.
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  • It's _____ this file, _____ the top of the first page, _____ the right side.
    It's in this file, on the top of the first page, on the right side.
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  • - Who's _____ the door? - I don't know, but I'm _____ the phone, so could you let them _____?
    - Who's at the door? - I don't know, but I'm on the phone, so could you let them in?
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  • Let's see what's _____ the menu.
    Let's see what's on the menu.
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  • - Is that a spider _____ the wall? - Yes and now it's _____ the ceiling.
    - Is that a spider on the wall? - Yes and now it's on the ceiling.
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  • - What time do we need to leave _____ Thursday? - _____ noon, _____ the latest.
    - What time do we need to leave on Thursday? - At noon, at the latest.
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  • -Where were you? - I was _____ school, _____ the classroom, sitting _____ my desk.
    -Where were you? - I was at school, in the classroom, sitting at my desk.
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  • Didn't she used to work _____ sales _____ Google?
    Didn't she used to work in sales at Google?
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  • - Why weren't you _____ the party? - I was _____ my friend's place, watching a movie.
    - Why weren't you at the party? - I was at my friend's place, watching a movie.
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  • - Nobody is answering. - Well, maybe he lives _____ a different address.
    - Nobody is answering. - Well, maybe he lives at a different address.
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  • I think they live _____ a building _____ 1520 Sedgwick Avenue _____ the 13th floor.
    I think they live in a building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue on the 13th floor.
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  • - Were you _____ the train when I called? - No, I was _____ home, _____ bed.
    - Were you on the train when I called? - No, I was at home, in bed.
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  • I often go to the park _____ the afternoon but never _____ night.
    I often go to the park in the afternoon but never at night.
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  • - Is she running late? - Yes, she probably got stuck _____ traffic again.
    - Is she running late? - Yes, she probably got stuck in traffic again.
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  • I'll check _____ the Internet.
    I'll check on the Internet.
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  • I was _____ a plane _____ Christmas Day.
    I was on a plane on Christmas Day.
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  • I think it's _____ that box, all the way _____ the bottom.
    I think it's in that box on the floor, all the way at the bottom.
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  • We lay _____ the sun _____ the beach, but we didn't go _____ the water.
    We lay in the sun on the beach, but we didn't go in the water.
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  • - Did you have fun? - Yeah, but I didn't do anything _____ particular.
    - Did you have fun? - Yeah, but I didn't do anything in particular.
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  • _____ one point, I felt like giving up.
    At one point, I felt like giving up.
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  • This really puts us _____ a disadvantage.
    This really puts us at a disadvantage.
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  • It's okay to go slowly; do it _____ your own pace.
    It's okay to go slowly; do it at your own pace.
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  • He was driving _____ the highway _____ a high speed.
    He was driving on the highway at a high speed.
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  • She's _____ that age when kids start talking back.
    She's at that age when kids start talking back.
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  • The accident happened _____ a busy intersection _____ around midnight.
    The accident happened at a busy intersection at around midnight.
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  • He could change his mind _____ any time.
    He could change his mind any time.
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  • Why are you _____ such a bad mood?
    Why are you in such a bad mood?
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  • - Can you help me out? - What's up? - I'm really _____ a bind.
    - Can you help me out? - What's up? - I'm really in a bind. (in a jam; in trouble; in a mess)
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  • You are _____ some major trouble!
    You are in some major trouble!
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  • I did it _____ a stupid way.
    I did it in a stupid way.
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  • They fight all the time, and I don't want to get _____ the middle.
    They fight all the time, and I don't want to get in the middle.
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  • Let's try to do it _____ a different way.
    Let's try to do it in a different way.
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  • Why are you talking _____ such a loud voice?
    Why are you talking in such a loud voice?
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  • He left _____ a hurry because he's working _____ call _____ the hospital.
    He left in a hurry because he's working on call at the hospital. (in a rush)
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  • - Are you _____ your way? - Yes, I'll be there _____ a bit.
    - Are you on your way? - Yes, I'll be there in a bit. (in a few minutes; in a little while)
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  • - How have you been? - Okay, thanks. I haven't seen you _____ ages!
    - How have you been? - Okay, thanks. I haven't seen you in ages! (in a long time)
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  • He played a psychopath _____ that movie.
    He played a psychopath in that movie.
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  • - Look _____ you _____ that sweater! - I look terrible _____ this picture!
    - Look _____ you _____ that sweater! - I look terrible _____ this picture!
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  • I told him _____ our call that I'm _____ a really bad situation right now.
    I told him on our call that I'm in a really bad situation right now. (on Zoom; in a bad way; in bad shape)
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  • - What's his problem? - I know! It's like he's _____ another planet.
    - What's his problem? - I know! It's like he's on another planet.
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  • We need to be _____ the station _____ advance.
    We need to be at the station in advance.
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  • I really need to go _____ a diet and get _____ better shape.
    I really need to go on a diet and get in better shape.
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  • You should take a coat with you, just _____ case you need it.
    You should take a coat with you, just in case you need it.
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  • He's not _____ control of what happens.
    He's not in control of what happens.
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  • We're working _____ shifts; my colleague is _____ a break right now.
    We're working in shifts; my colleague is on a break right now.
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  • - I'm going to put it _____ my credit card. - I think you should pay _____ cash.
    - I'm going to put it on my credit card. - I think you should pay in cash.
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  • They were _____ the mountains _____ a fancy restaurant _____ their first date.
    They were in the mountains at a fancy restaurant on their first date.
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  • We'll leave as soon as everyone is _____ the ship and all the luggage is _____ board.
    We'll leave as soon as everyone is on the ship and all the luggage is on board.
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  • - You left him _____ tears. - But I didn't do it _____ purpose!
    - You left him in tears. - But I didn't do it on purpose!
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  • She went to the bank _____ foot to put the money _____ her account.
    She went to the bank on foot to put the money in her account.
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  • _____ first they said they were still _____ business but _____ reality, they're not.
    At first they said they were still in business but in reality, they're not.
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  • - Her third project is _____ schedule. - Wow, she's really _____ a roll!
    - Her third project is on schedule. - Wow, she's really on a roll! (on fire)
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  • A building _____ their farm caught _____ fire.
    A building on their farm caught on fire.
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  • I was listening to a report _____ the radio about people living _____ poverty.
    I was listening to a report on the radio about people living in poverty.
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  • I know you're _____ pain; don't worry, I'm _____ your side.
    I know you're in pain; don't worry, I'm on your side.
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  • Their business was operating ____ a loss; but now _____ their sector, they're _____ the lead.
    Their business was operating at a loss; but now in their sector, they're in the lead.
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  • We were going to choose someone _____ random; but _____ second thought, let's take him.
    We were going to choose someone at random; but on second thought, let's take him.
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  • Who's _____ charge here _____ terms of administration?
    Who's _____ charge here _____ terms of administration?
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