In the previous blog post we looked at how at, in or on are used to talk about different time elements.
This blog post looks at these three small words again, but this time how they used with places.
Used for a POINT
at the bus stop
at the front desk
"I'll meet you at the bus stop at 3 p.m."
"I'll be at work until 6 o'clock this evening."
"I met my best friend at university."
Used for an FIXED SPACE, but this does not mean a small space
in the park
"I'll wait for you in the car."
"Did you see the strange light in the sky last night?"
"I read an interesting article in the newspaper this morning."
Used for a SURFACE
on the wall
on the ceiling
on the carpet
"I am going to choose the most expensive meal on the menu."
"I put my yoga mat on the floor."
"I saw my favourite celebrity on the cover of a magazine."
On is also used for most forms of transport:
on a plane
on a train
on a bus
on a boat
on a bicycle
on a horse
Exceptions: the only forms of transport where in is used are car, taxi and helicopter.