AT is used for precise DETAILS:
* I live at 32, High Street
details of location: (Imagine you are trying to explain to a friend where your home is so that (s)he can find it.)
* The house is at the end of the street
* My room is at the back/front of the house, at the top of the stairs
places of work, home, places to visit:
* at work, school, university, home
* at (Kumamoto) University
* at the cinema, at the zoo
* I spent today at work.
* I am a student at Kumamoto University.
* I am sitting at my desk.
ON is used when an object is physically ‘ON TOP OF‘ another
* My apartment is on the third floor.
* We all live on Earth.
* Robinson Crusoe lived on a small island for several years.
* The book is on the table.
It is also used for directions
* on the right/left
IN is used when something is ‘INSIDE‘ a larger space
* I live in Kumamoto, in Japan, in Asia, in the northern hemisphere…
* in space, in the desert, in the sea, in the house, in the lab
Also note the expression ‘in the middle’
NO WORD is needed for:
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