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Who's _____ charge here _____ terms of administration?
Who's _____ charge here _____ terms of administration?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A building _____ their farm caught _____ fire.
A building on their farm caught on fire.
- 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)
_____ 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.
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.
- You left him _____ tears. - But I didn't do it _____ purpose!
- You left him in tears. - But I didn't do it on purpose!
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.
They were _____ the mountains _____ a fancy restaurant _____ their first date.
They were in the mountains at a fancy restaurant on their first date.
- 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.
We're working _____ shifts; my colleague is _____ a break right now.
We're working in shifts; my colleague is on a break right now.
He's not _____ control of what happens.
He's not in control of what happens.
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.
I really need to go _____ a diet and get _____ better shape.
I really need to go on a diet and get in better shape.
We need to be _____ the station _____ advance.
We need to be at the station in advance.
- 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.
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)
- Look _____ you _____ that sweater! - I look terrible _____ this picture!
- Look _____ you _____ that sweater! - I look terrible _____ this picture!
He played a psychopath _____ that movie.
He played a psychopath in that movie.
- 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)
- 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)
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)
Why are you talking _____ such a loud voice?
Why are you talking in such a loud voice?
Let's try to do it _____ a different way.
Let's try to do it in a different way.
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.
I did it _____ a stupid way.
I did it in a stupid way.
You are _____ some major trouble!
You are in some major trouble!
- 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)
Why are you _____ such a bad mood?
Why are you in such a bad mood?
He could change his mind _____ any time.
He could change his mind any time.
The accident happened _____ a busy intersection _____ around midnight.
The accident happened at a busy intersection at around midnight.
She's _____ that age when kids start talking back.
She's at that age when kids start talking back.
He was driving _____ the highway _____ a high speed.
He was driving on the highway at a high speed.
It's okay to go slowly; do it _____ your own pace.
It's okay to go slowly; do it at your own pace.
This really puts us _____ a disadvantage.
This really puts us at a disadvantage.
_____ one point, I felt like giving up.
At one point, I felt like giving up.
- 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.
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.
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.
I was _____ a plane _____ Christmas Day.
I was on a plane on Christmas Day.
I'll check _____ the Internet.
I'll check on the Internet.
- Is she running late? - Yes, she probably got stuck _____ traffic again.
- Is she running late? - Yes, she probably got stuck in traffic again.
I often go to the park _____ the afternoon but never _____ night.
I often go to the park in the afternoon but never at night.
- 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.
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.
- Nobody is answering. - Well, maybe he lives _____ a different address.
- Nobody is answering. - Well, maybe he lives at a different address.
- 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.
Didn't she used to work _____ sales _____ Google?
Didn't she used to work in sales at Google?
-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.
- 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.
- 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.
Let's see what's _____ the menu.
Let's see what's on the menu.
- 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?
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.
- 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.
Today I woke up _____ dawn.
Today I woke up at dawn.
Please accept this gift _____ behalf of our organization.
Please accept this gift on behalf of our organization.
Traffic was _____ a complete standstill.
Traffic was at a complete standstill.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Who was _____ the cover _____ October?
Who was on the cover in October?
We'll see more advanced AI later _____ this century.
We'll see more advanced AI later in this century.
They play tennis _____ a regular basis.
They play tennis on a regular basis.
-What happened last night? - They got _____ an argument.
-What happened last night? - They got in an argument.
We're not _____ good terms right now.
We're not on good terms right now.
- How's your physics class? - _____ general, it's pretty boring.
- How's your physics class? - In general, it's pretty boring.
It might be good idea; _____ the other hand, it might not.
It might be good idea; on the other hand, it might not.
Hang on a sec; I'll be there _____ a moment.
Hang on a sec; I'll be there in a moment.
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.
Their company is most likely _____ debt.
Their company is most likely in debt.
He works out twice a week _____ average.
He works out twice a week on average.
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.
Were you there _____ your birthday?
Were you there on your birthday?
I think they're _____ vacation _____ the beach _____ California.
I think they're on vacation at the beach in California.
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.
Too much is happening _____ once.
Too much is happening at once.
_____ times I’m not sure what to say.
At times I’m not sure what to say.
Didn't it happen sometime _____ February _____ the 1980s?
Didn't it happen sometime in February in the 1980s?
What page are you _____ _____ your book?
What page are you on in your book?
It was _____ the newspaper on Sunday.
It was in the newspaper on Sunday.
I'll put you _____ contact with her.
I'll put you in contact with her.
He's _____ the doctor's; he'll be back later.
He's at the doctor's; he'll be back later.
Isn't she _____ work today?
Isn't she at work today?
I bought it yesterday; it was _____ sale.
I bought it yesterday; it was on sale.
They have a lot _____ common.
They have a lot in common.
We were both there _____ the same time.
We were both there at the same time.
I just want to relax and lie _____ the sun.
I just want to relax and lie in the sun.
I saw it _____ TV last night.
I saw it on TV last night.
We arrived _____ the airport _____ Dakar _____ about 6 o'clock.
We arrived at the airport in Dakar at about 6 o'clock.
I'm sorry, but she's busy _____ the moment.
I'm sorry, but she's busy at the moment.
Let's meet _____ the bus stop _____ around 3 pm.
Let's meet at the bus stop at around 3 pm.
My birthday is _____ summer. It's _____ July, _____ the 27th.
My birthday is in summer. It's in July, on the 27th.
What did you do _____ New Year's Eve?
What did you do on New Year's Eve?
I'm sure I put it _____ my pocket.
I'm sure I put it in my pocket.
He got there _____ 9 o'clock _____ Thursday.
He got there at 9 o'clock on Thursday.
He got _____ the bus.
He got on the bus.