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We say that somebody is __ home / __ work.

 

 

 

 

We say that somebody is at home / at work.

I'll be at work until 5:30, but I'll be at home all evening.

Note: we can also say be/stay home (without at):

  • I'll be home all evening.

2

We say that somebody is __ the hospital / prison / jail.

 

 

We say that somebody is __ the hospital / prison / jail.

  • Ann's mother is in the hospital.

 

3

You can be __ or __ college.

 

 

 

You can be at or in college.

We use "at" here to say where some one is:

  • Kim is not living at home. She's always at college.

But we use "in" to say what someone is doing:

  • Amy works at a bank and her brother is in medical school. (= he's studying medicine)

 

4

We say that somebody is __ event (a party / a conference / a wedding etc.

 

 

We say that somebody is __ event (a party / a conference / a wedding etc.

  • I saw Steve at a party / tennis match / the wedding Saturday.

 

5

You can use often __ or  __ whit buildings.

 

You can use often in or at whit buildings.

We usually say at when we say where an event takes place:

  • We had dinner at he hotel.

But use in when we are thinking about de building itself:

  • All the rooms in the hotel have air conditionning.

 

6

We say __ somebody's house and we __ the doctor's / the station / the airport.

 

We say at somebody's house and we at the doctor's / the station / the airport.

  • I was at Sue's house last night or I was at Sue's last night.
  • I was at the doctor's this morning.

7

We normally use __ with cities, towns, and villages.

 

We normally use in with cities, towns, and villages.

  • Sam's parents live in St. Louis (not at St. Louis)
  • The Louvre is a famous museum in Paris.

But you can use at or in when you think of the place as a point or station on a trip:

  • Does this train stop at (or in) Denver
  • We stop at (or in) a smal town on the way to Denver.

8

We usually say __ a bus / a train  a plane / a ship but __ a car / a taxi.


 

 

We usually say on a bus / a train / a plane / a ship but in a car /a taxi.

  • The bus was very fulL There were too many people on it.
  • Laura arrived in a taxi.

We say on a bike (= bicycle) / a motorbike / on a horse:

  • Jane passed me on her bike.

9

Use in, at, or on.

We walked to the restaurant, but we went home __ a taxi.

Use in, at, or on.

We walked to the restaurant, but we went home in a taxi.

10

Use in, at, or on.

Some people are __ prison for crimes that they did not commit.

Use in, at, or on.

Some people are in prison for crimes that they did not commit.

11

Use in, at, or on.

'What does your sister do? Does she have a job?' 'No, she's still __ school.'

Use in, at, or on.

'What does your sister do? Does she have a job?' 'No, she's still at school.'

12

Use in, at, or on.

I play basketball __ the gym on Friday evenings.
 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

I play basketball at the gym on Friday evenings.

13

Use in, at, or on.

A friend of mine was injured in an accident a few days ago. She's still __ the hospital.

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

A friend of mine was injured in an accident a few days ago. She's still in the hospital.

 

 

 

14

Use in, at, or on.

Our flight was delayed. We had to wait __ the airport for four hours.

 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

Our flight was delayed. We had to wait at/in the airport for four hours.

15

Use in, at, or on.

I enjoyed the flight, but the food __ the plane wasn't very nice.
 

 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

I enjoyed the flight, but the food on the plane wasn't very nice.

16

Use in, at, or on.

lt was a very slow train. lt stopped __ every station.

Use in, at, or on.

lt was a very slow train. lt stopped at every station.

17

Use in, at, or on.

My parents live __ a small village about 50 miles from Montréat.

Use in, at, or on.

My parents live in a small village about 50 miles from Montréat.

18

Use in, at, or on.

We stayed __ a very nice hotel when we were __ Amsterdam.

Use in, at, or on.

We stayed at/in a very nice hotel when we were in Amsterdam.

19

Use in, at, or on.

There were about fifty rooms __ the hotel.

Use in, at, or on.

There were about fifty rooms in the hotel.

20

Use in, at, or on.

I don't know where my umbrella is. Perhaps I left it __ the bus.

Use in, at, or on.

I don't know where my umbrella is. Perhaps I left it on the bus.

21

Use in, at, or on.

'Where were you on Monday evening?' 'I was __ a friend's house.'

Use in, at, or on.

'Where were you on Monday evening?' 'I was at a friend's house.'

22

Use in, at, or on.

There must be somebody __ the house. The lights are on.

 

 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

There must be somebody in the house. The lights are on.

23

Use in, at, or on.

Shall we travel __ your car or mine?

Use in, at, or on.

Shall we travel in your car or mine?

24

Use in, at, or on.

I didn't expect you to be __ home. I thought you'd be __ work.

 

 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

I didn't expect you to be (at) home. I thought you'd be at work.

 

 

25

Use in, at, or on.

Did you like the movie?.' 'Yes, but it was too hot __ the cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use in, at, or on.

Did you like the movie?.' 'Yes, but it was too hot in the cinema.