– PREPOSITION —

I. AT, ON, IN

1. AT : use for a short time (specific time, moment..)

E.g.  At 10 o’clock; at this moment; at 10 a.m …

2. ON : use for days

E.g. On Sunday; on this day….

3. IN : use for a long time (month, season, year…)

E.g. In June; in Spring; in 2005…

II. IN, INTO, OUT OF

1. IN: use for position (place, fixed direction)

E.g. In the classroom; in the concert hal; in the box….

2. INTO: use to express a movement from outside to inside.

E.g I go into the classroom.

3. OUT OF: use to express a movement from inside to outside.

E.g. I go out of the classroom.

III. FOR, DURING, SINCE:

1. FOR : use to express a period.

E.g. For two months; For four weeks; For the last few years…

2. DURING: use to express an action happen from the beginning to the end of a time.

E.g. During christmas time; During the film; During the play…

3. SINCE: use to indicate a time.

E.g Since last Saturday, since Yesterday.

IV. AT, TO

1. AT: use for a quite narrow space or position. If the space is larger, we use “IN” instead of “AT”.

E.g. At the door; At home; At school; In Ha Noi; In the world…

2. TO: use to express a movement.

E.g. Go to the window; Go to the market

V. ON, OVER, ABOVE:

1. ON: use for a position right above and has at least 1 common point.

E.g. On the table; on the desk …

2. OVER: use for a layer of clothes

E.g. I usually wear a shirt over my singlet.