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The dog is sitting _____ the floor.

I like to study ____ my bedroom.

My mother lives _____ 345 Terry Ave.

The video store is _____ Park Blvd.

I live ____ Brazil.

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604 Comments on “Prepositions of Place: AT, ON, IN”

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Thank you very much ( our teacher ) .

Monday, May 4th 2009

    thank u sir

    Friday, November 4th 2011

      Although I speak English but I need to master my grammar. This website is very helpful to everybody. It is free. I am going to donate something one day to help the upkeep of this website. Thank you very much.

      Thursday, October 25th 2012

        my grammar is not good, I am not confident with my sentences so I keep it silent when there is a English conversation..thanks for these site I learned everyday

        Thursday, July 10th 2014

        Have you donate yet?

        Thursday, March 28th 2019

      What I liked most about this lesson was the tips for using these prepositions appropriately.

      Of course the sketches were also a big help to understand much better the use of prepositions.

      Thanks very much.


      Thursday, July 10th 2014

    txn so much 4 the clarification in using preposition ;)

    Saturday, February 11th 2012

I liked so much….it was very ver nice. thank you Alex

Monday, May 4th 2009

thanks you guys!=)

Monday, May 4th 2009

    Thank you very much,Alex Teacher!Hope you have a good day!

    Saturday, September 21st 2013

I wonder if I can use ‘in’ in this example. My brother is in the theater.

Monday, May 4th 2009

    Yes, if you’re close to the theatre as well, and know that your brother is inside it. If you are at home and someone asks, “Where is your brother?” you must respond with, “He is at the theatre.”

    Tuesday, May 12th 2009

      Thats a beautiful explanation.

      Sunday, September 12th 2010

      i was about to ask the same question thanks for the explanation.
      about the first sentence “my brother is at john’s house” .john’s house is a close place can i use “in” here!!!

      Monday, January 31st 2011

        sorry for the interruption,that kinds of question were always confused me and still confuse me sometime. .but i have leaned about this situation more extensively. .
        we always use preposition “at” with home, office, work etc. . but i am still want to know the same question

        Wednesday, March 9th 2011

        Use ‘at’ for small place and ‘in’ for a bigger place.

        Saturday, March 30th 2013

        If you want to indicate you’re inside the house, not oustside, you may say ‘in the house’. If want to indicate a specific house as Sandy’s house, Freddy’s House and so, the common usage prefers ‘at’.
        I hope it helps you!

        Wednesday, May 14th 2014

        If you use at, not necessaryly the person is inside, maybe he or she is at the backyard or in front of the house, on the house, etc but, if you use in, it indicates precisely that the person is inside the house. In and at is not related to the size, but common usage, in my opinion.

        Wednesday, May 14th 2014

        me too

        Tuesday, January 27th 2015

      Haha, I was about to ask the same question. Ok, now I get it. At is used for location, In is used for space, On is used for surface. It just depends on what you are emphasizing.
      Thank you, Alex, greetings from David!

      Wednesday, July 6th 2011

      I want to know what’s the difference between sentences: There aren’t many people “at” the theatre. end I read books “in”the library.


      Saturday, October 1st 2011

      thanks for your help, you are a great teacher!

      Thursday, June 14th 2012

      Hi Alex
      I have a question plz:
      Which one is the correct; i am in the university or i am at the university . I think both of them are correct because university here is a specific place and in the same time it’s a closed area , so could u please explain to me cause i have to explain it tomorrow for my students

      Friday, December 21st 2012

      thanx for the explanation, i was about to ask the same question.

      Thursday, October 24th 2013

Why some grammar books use ‘in’ for the name of the street. for example, He lives in Albert Street. they use ‘in’ instead of ‘on’. Is this also correct? Thank you.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009

    That sounds very strange, and I have never heard that! You cannot live “in” a street, because that would mean your body is actually underneath the surfact of the street. You can only live “on” a street, or “at” a specific address.

    Ex. I live on Raven St.
    I live at 53 Raven St.

    Tuesday, May 12th 2009

      I meant “surface,” and not “surfact.” :)

      Tuesday, May 12th 2009

      Why Martha and the Vandellas recorded an album “Dancing IN the Street”? You mean they wanted to dance under the surface of the street? :P

      Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_in_the_Street

      Monday, July 6th 2009

      i dnt understand …i live in delhi,kalkaji,at …adress…hw can i say?

      Monday, September 27th 2010

        we always use “IN” for the names of land areas (towns, countries, states, continents)
        we use “ON” to designate name of streets, avenues and so on….
        and “AT” for specific addresses.


        Sunday, June 10th 2012

        I live in Delhi at “Give your address” thats all,

        Monday, August 13th 2012

      thanks alex. i understood finally, but only after this answer

      Thursday, March 14th 2013

      Hi alex!!!! Great lessons!!!!i like it!!!but i have a question, if it is not much of a trouble, can you answer my question please. You wrote that you would not say “to live in the street”, but the BBC English Dictionary HarperCollins Publishers gives such example to the word “street”: “She lives in Seyer Street” can it be just a British variant or does it mean that we can use both of these options? Thank you. Look farward to hearing from you

      Monday, November 10th 2014

Hi Alex ….
thank you by explaination, It was really good….but I have a doubt
I noticed that there is this form at, on and in; and there is that
form at the, on the and in the. May you explain it, please, please???

Tuesday, May 5th 2009

thank you but i have a comment a bout the videostore is on park blvd
why we didnt use at & parkblavd is ( specefec place ) why we didnt use at

Thursday, May 7th 2009

    You cannot say “The video store is at Park Blvd.” because you have not given a SPECIFIC address on Park Blvd. If you know the exact address of the video store, you can use “at.”

    Ex. “The video store is at 455 Park Blvd.”

    Tuesday, May 12th 2009

      Hi,thanks for the useful lesson these words r always in confused minded and sometimes never use in right sense but yr lesson gave me very knowledgeable and right sense to use them and yr the above example has cleared all the confusion which always raise in my mind,
      once again thanks,

      Thursday, November 3rd 2011

      I got the same mistake, I used “at” instead of “on” thank you alex

      Sunday, October 25th 2015

It’s great!:) I’ve learned a lot!

Thursday, May 7th 2009

Almas I think that we use an article “on” in this case because Park Blvd (Boulevard) is a flat area or may be it’s better to say horizontal surface ( just imagine the boulevard and that store on it and you’ll understand it ) , even if there is some buildings , trees , people and another. THANK YOU http://WWW.ENGVID.COM – YOU ARE THE BEST . YOU WILL BE VERY POPULAR SOON – 100 % .

Sunday, May 10th 2009

this class was very nice!!! Congratulations

Tuesday, May 19th 2009

Good morning Sir,
Your lecture is so nice and interesting to me.
Previously, i referred so many grammar books to find how to use at and on. But i understood partially.
Now tt is cleared to me when to use at(specific location),on ( horizontal or vertical) and in (enclosed area).
this site is very helpful to me in learning english.
I want to know how to use the word ‘do’.
For example, some people use the sentence like “I do have”.
Could you provide the information about ‘do’
Thanking you sir.

Wednesday, May 20th 2009

    Hi Ganesh,

    I am not Alex of course but I would say that people say so when they want to emphasize something, for example:

    1. I do want to eat some cookies (Means something like you really want to eat some cookies; you’re looking forward to eat them)

    2. I do love you (means that you really love that person)

    Hope it helps,


    Saturday, June 20th 2009

      hahaha just to add I should have put a “comma” (,) before but… I apologize Alex!

      Saturday, June 20th 2009

Very good explanation!

Thursday, May 28th 2009

great explaination ! thanks.

Thursday, June 4th 2009

wonderful, thanks u so much “teacher”

Sunday, June 7th 2009

Thank you about your lecture. It’s very helpful to me to learn about language. Maybe I can use right now about at, in, on.
I live in korea and I’m study english in the library. Is that a right? :)

anyway, Thank you and could you tell me about the way how to learn about writting in this website? or is it possible learn to teacher in this website or personal tutor?

Wednesday, June 10th 2009


Friday, June 12th 2009

as you have mentioned that we use on for the surface then why do we use in when we say
I am in the bed
why not on the bed?
we are on the surface of the bed not enclosed in the bed
solve this problem
looking forward for reply

Saturday, June 13th 2009

hey Alex
would you mind explaing it, this is my second comment,but i havn;t got the reply yet.
I am in the bed
why not on the bed?
we are on the surface of the bed not enclosed in the bed
solve this problem
looking forward for reply

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Sunday, June 14th 2009

    You are really a insolent. Why you think teacher Alex has the time for take care of your question every day of his life???? When he is sit at home make more lessons for you, you put an isult like this to him???? Why??? Fool.

    Wednesday, July 8th 2009

    Hi Mahvish,

    You can absolutely also say “I am on the bed,” but it has a different meaning. We say “I am in bed” because we usually think of putting blankets over top of us, creating an enclosed space. Saying “I am in bed” can mean that you are ready to sleep, or that you’re just laying on top of it. If you say you are “on the bed,” you are only stating your location in relation to the bed, and being ON TOP of it.

    Basically, as long as you memorize the phrase “in bed,” you should be okay!

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

      What about bus, we say, I’m on the bus, but bus is not a surface.

      Sunday, October 26th 2014


    Monday, June 18th 2012

Thank you!

Saturday, June 20th 2009

Thankyou Alex this is going to help me aot!

Monday, June 22nd 2009

Thank you Alex ! It’s easy to understand this lesson. They are different.
Thank for this video again !

Thursday, June 25th 2009

thank you

Saturday, July 4th 2009

Gracias for the tips: specific location or point, horizontal o vertical and enclose area.

Wednesday, July 15th 2009

hello my names gülsemın ı from turkey İSTANBUL inglızce for hep me plesa ı go to eng cursh no under stand me langualh ing really very dıfferent help pls

Tuesday, July 21st 2009

AlexESLvid very great a teacher :) teacher my msn adress oneday_06@hotmail.com help plss good evenıng

Tuesday, July 21st 2009

I’m from Russia. Привет or in English Hello! To be honest, the topic “Preposition” is very difficult to learn for me and at school I hate this theme or in school? I think at school, because now I’m not inside the school, yes? Alex if you can explain please

Monday, July 27th 2009

    Hi Alena,

    Both are correct, but to say that you are “in school” means that you are inside the school, while “at school” could mean that you are in the area of the school. You could be inside, or you could be outside. You can also say that you are “in school” if someone asks you what you are doing with your life.

    For example:
    “I don’t have a job right now because I’m in school.”

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

      hi alex,

      can we say”he is at class” or “he is in class” is correct.
      i am really confused please help…

      Thursday, June 30th 2011

thanks very much for teaching me preposition

Thursday, July 30th 2009

Dear teacher Alex,

Your parents have to be very proud of you.
As an immigrant for myself I always ask my kids how to use “at”,”on” or “in”
and I’m sure that they will thank you more than me for making this very understanable to me how to use them.

Alex, my son was 6 years old when we came to America and now he is a second years student at Wayne State University of Michigan.
He has a full four years of scholarship as a “PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP” from Wayne State University.

I’m proud of him too and good luck to both of you, to my son and to you Alex,

From Gimmi ( ^__^ ) an Albanian man.

Monday, September 7th 2009

Finally I have understood how to use ON, AT and IN.
Thank you very much for this helpful lesson.

Friday, September 11th 2009

Me too, I have a better understanding now about this prepositions. I just need to draw them :) Thanks Alex…

Saturday, September 26th 2009

Hi alex
nice lesson
I wonder why we cant say “im in the theater” as well as “im at the theater” due to the fact that a theater is an enclosed place too.

thank you

Wednesday, October 14th 2009

Hi Alex,

nice lesson
Thank you. I understanding esily.

Wednesday, October 21st 2009

Now everything with AT,ON,IN is clear for me. Thank you Alex.

Monday, November 2nd 2009

first time seeing this site.. was really good..
i got some question.. which one is correct

1)The boys are camping IN / AT the jungle.
2) The children are playing IN / AT the playground.

or both answer in/ at for both questions are correct??

i was confusing to explain this matters to my pupils..

your respond is mostly appreciated.

Friday, November 6th 2009

Please help me know which preposition is correct for “14th Street”: at or on?

Sunday, November 8th 2009

which one is correct: at 14th Street or on 14th Street?

Sunday, November 8th 2009

    on the street or at the street

    Friday, April 16th 2010

I’d like to tell you that this web site have been very useful for me, It’s makes me feel more confident (Sorry I problably have made some mistake) But I’ll like to know when to use them before a verb.
Yours is a wonderful work I have added this site in my Internet favourites

Wednesday, November 11th 2009

great lesson alex. i’m gonna be learning a lot from you

Tuesday, December 1st 2009

thanks alot for this lesson.

please we want you to teache us a lot about pronunciation

It’s a big problem for us.

Thank you again.

Sunday, January 3rd 2010

Now everything with AT,ON,IN is clear for me. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 6th 2010

Hi Alex ! Really this is a good lesson for my and I think for everybody! It was a clearly and demonstrative lesson that how a professor is teaching very well. Thanks a lot !!

Saturday, January 9th 2010

just i can say thanks

Wednesday, January 27th 2010

thanks so much!!this is my common mistakes in grammar…it helps a lot!!

Wednesday, April 14th 2010

thnks so much i like i find this lesson very good

Saturday, April 24th 2010

thnks so much i found this lesson very good

Saturday, April 24th 2010

Hi thank you very much!!! Your explanation was very clear… I have a doubt, I find an exercise> I live the fifth floor on my apartment building. I wrote “in” but the program says that it was wrong, the correct answer was on… Is it correct?

Sunday, April 25th 2010

Alex.Me pleasure listen you.Nice job and I like your pronunciation of the word.

Friday, May 14th 2010

i realy enjoyed the lesson very much

Friday, May 14th 2010

thank you for your class.
it is very important to me.
I did on the past so many mistake.
thank you

Sunday, May 16th 2010

hi Mr.Alex .its nice,
i have one doubt . eg:Iam walking at the queen street (or)Iam walking in the queen street . which one is correct . plz tell

Tuesday, May 25th 2010

it is really very helpfull online class..on tha topic… AT,IN,ON

Saturday, May 29th 2010

“i am on fire”,how do we explain this on the basis of vertical or horizontal plane…plz explain

Sunday, May 30th 2010

Hello, Alex.
Thank you so much for your lesson.
Please,may I ask?
What about forest or wood?
Forest is one concrete place on the earth. ( one specific point )
I am at forest.
Forest is an earth surface also. ( as well as a road )
I am on forest.
As well it is possible to say forest is a certain place, when you are INSIDE it, instead of ON surface of it.
I am in forest.
What sentences is correct?
Thanks, Elen.

Monday, June 14th 2010

    Dear Elen,
    Forest is neither flat nor specifice point to mentions. Forest is covered place with trees, so I am in forest is correct way to use.

    Am I right Alex?

    Arshad, Pakistan

    Sunday, August 1st 2010

      Yes Arshad u are right .

      Onkar Singh
      Punjab India

      Tuesday, November 30th 2010

if i use at in school ex:i am at school we can use this word or not.?

Wednesday, June 16th 2010

Great video, thx a lot. I got a quesiton regarding your articles. Even I saw both video (Your and James) how to use article and when. You are using THE article in your senteces very strangely. For example Why “on the table” and no “on a table”. Why “on the road”, but “on Tv, on target”. Why are u using in singular/general sentences(first mentioned) some times a, the, sometimes nothing. All are examples from your videos. Thank you very much. Tomas

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

wow! that was good! Now, I have a better uderstanding for prepositions. Lucky to have this site. ^___^ please do continue to have this kind of video classes. it’s really helpful.

Thursday, July 29th 2010

wow! that was good! Now, I have a better uderstanding for prepositions. Lucky to have FOUND this site. ^___^ please do continue to have this kind of video classes. it’s really helpful.

Thursday, July 29th 2010

oh thanks my dear sir, this is very helpful to us to use correct preposition at a perfect place

Thursday, July 29th 2010

thanks ,you are a good teather .I really love your lesson and you are so kind person.

Sunday, August 1st 2010


Monday, August 2nd 2010

thinks a lot,its very easy to learn proposition but why we are not use in the street explain plz sir.

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010

Xin Chao (hello in English)
Thanks so much, teacher.
It’s really useful for me.


Wednesday, August 11th 2010

Hi Alex
Thanks for your lesson.
I have a doubt about “on the bus” .
Why don’t we use “in the bus”?

Monday, August 16th 2010

thanks,mr alex

Monday, August 16th 2010

sir i’m still not clear that if a tv screen is a surface and we should use on then what is someone’s house, why we can’t use on for it, i mean i am confused that what to consider a surface and what to not a surface :(

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

Hi alex i’m so glad to fellowe your class. it’s esay to anderstaning. i have ane que. theater is one close pleass. why’t useing IN
like In the car?

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Which is correct. What in your mind or what on your mind?

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

i want to know is it the fish is in\on the dish? thanks a lot

Saturday, September 25th 2010

thanks a lot~

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

this site is beautiful and you are beautiful thanks for you

Saturday, October 9th 2010

nice lesson. very clear but sometimes there are uses of in and on that confuses me and I cant understand why it is used like for example. These rivers used to be abundant in wild salmon.

Monday, October 18th 2010

you have given example of Theater & Car.In both the case i.e car & the Theater is enclosed.Then we have to use “IN” in both the scenario.please advise me

Monday, November 1st 2010

This lesson helped me a lot. Thank you so much :)

Saturday, November 13th 2010

This is a (Q) on the at on in

Is this done correctly?
At; I am at the store.
On; I’m on the bus.
In; I am in the living room.
Thank You!

Saturday, November 13th 2010

    I am on the bus it means that you sit top of the bus, I think it will be “in the bus”

    Tuesday, November 30th 2010

hii Alex!
Thank you for your class, i joined today but im enjoy very well.

Thursday, November 25th 2010

Thanks Alex you are great teacher and thanks for your taught , i understood it

Thursday, November 25th 2010

thank you so much sir

Thursday, November 25th 2010

thank you

Friday, November 26th 2010

this is great very very useful for me
thank you a lot

Saturday, November 27th 2010

thx fr the video

Sunday, November 28th 2010

Thanks for the explanation !!!!!

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

Thank you Sir,
I had lgin yesterday and till now i learned too much

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

gr8 lecture Alex! Could u please give the concept of where we use “can” and “Could”. I have confusion about it.

Friday, December 3rd 2010

    Hi Agha,

    Search “can and could” in the search box at the top of the website. We have a lesson on this topic.

    “Can” is for present ability. (“I can read. I can drive a car. I can play tennis.”)

    “Could” is for past ability. (“I could run five kilometers when I was younger. I could hold my breath under water for over two minutes.”)

    “Could” also has other uses, but for a beginner, the uses listed above are important to understand.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thank u a lot
that’s good

Monday, December 6th 2010

thanks! but i can’t understand enough your lecture, can you add subtitle in the video?

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

OMG, your explanation was priceless Alex. I am now much better with my prepositions. Your are just awsome and i mean it.

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

Thank you.

Thursday, December 16th 2010

Thanks a lot, it’s very helpful. :)

Thursday, December 16th 2010

hi Alex, thanks for sharing this video…Sometimes I have problems with prepositions, could you explain me why we say, for instance, on facebook or on twitter I can’t understand the use of this preposition here because you said that on is for surfaces
thanks a lot;))

Tuesday, December 21st 2010

    The prepositions I listed here are for beginners. It does get more complicated when you start talking about being “on TV,” “on Twitter,” “on Facebook,” etc. Basically, for websites we use the preposition “on.”

    “I saw that on yahoo.com,” for example.

    It’s the same with television channels. “What’s on NBC?” “Did you see the movie on TNN last night?”

    You just have to be aware that we use “on” for these circumstances.

    Sunday, January 9th 2011


Sunday, December 26th 2010

    that is good thinking\

    Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Thanks. Alex

Thursday, December 30th 2010

ur the best teacher for me,very clearly when u explain,,,its very useful!!!!!!!!!! but how about “OF” AND “TO”?

Friday, January 7th 2011

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will keep this in mind for a future lesson.

    Sunday, January 9th 2011

is good

Friday, January 7th 2011

oh this really is a big help! :D

Friday, January 14th 2011

Thank you very much for the great lesson.
I understood all what you explained
Thank you

I think is a good thing to ignore some people
which trying to see bad word to others

Saturday, January 15th 2011

Hi! Which of these preposition should be use?: The ticket office is located at/on ground floor Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Monday, January 17th 2011

    “on the ground floor” is correct. When you are talking about floors in a building, always use “on.”

    “I work on the fifth floor of the Plaza Hotel.”
    “There’s a bathroom on the seventh floor.”

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Thank you Alex for this video. Sergey.

Monday, January 24th 2011

i learned a lot here, thanks a lot!

Monday, January 24th 2011

hi alex, how we can tell time, season..when use in, on, at?

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Hi Alex, your explanation is very clear. But I’ve come across situations where I’m still confused with “in” and “at”.

Ex: My family is having their dinner at the restaurant. (This is an enclosed area but “at” is used)

Ex: They cows are grazing in the field. (Field is an open area but “in” is used)

Ex: My family is having picnic at the beach or on the beach?

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

How about the time ?

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Why we say “What is time by your watch” and not “What is time on your watch”. According to rules explained by you, it should be “What is time on your watch”.

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

Thank you Alex, first time I got normal explanation of grammar!

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

thank you very much for the useful well explained lesson. It is my first time to visit the website. It seems I will be a regular visitor. heeeey!!

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

thanks very much Mr.Alex…

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

Thank you very much, Alex. It is the best and easiest explanation for memorizing I knew before.

Friday, February 18th 2011

    Sorry for my English. I meant, it is the best and easiest I EVER knew.

    Friday, February 18th 2011


Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

It is useful and necessary not only for me but for all who are studying english, Chhoeun

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

which is right, on the plane or in the plane?

Sunday, March 6th 2011

thank you Alex very useful lesson

Tuesday, March 8th 2011

so clear! thank you very much Alex

Sunday, March 13th 2011

thank you Alex that helped me a lot

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

thank you

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

I love your page, I had learned a lot :)

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Hi Alex
Thank you for the lesson.
Could You explain me the difference between “on” and “onto”

Friday, April 1st 2011


I get confused with the use of in and at, for example,Should I say that I am in school or I am at school? I have heard people using both but I am confused when to use which

Thursday, April 7th 2011

thank you alex

Friday, April 8th 2011

thanks teacher
it’s good explain about propositions
Now I studied Compositions 2 in my university
this week have Subject about Proposition
I have benefited of this lecture very
I wish you success

Friday, April 8th 2011

thank u sir Alex. i like the way you teach us. i so much appreciated this site. again thank you

Sunday, April 10th 2011

salam sir how are u
sir can we saya: i saw you in the party
and can we saya : Bob is in ALi,s home

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Thanks. I would like to ask some thing. I think in and at can be used following example: I am at the theatre. I am in the theatre.

Sunday, April 24th 2011

Hello Sir,
I have a question. How about:
I live in and I live at?? I’m kinda confuse about this.
Does the usage of “in” is used for permanency? and the usage of “at” is for temporarily? Please help me. Thank you! :))

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    Hi Mimi,

    “At” is used for specific addresses, while “in” is used before continents, countries, and cities. Your explanation is an interesting one, and something I have not thought about before.

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

Thanks for the class. Will you please tell me which preposition to use if I want to say “feel great and special in or at (and the name of a place, a residential area specifically) thanks in advance.

Thursday, April 28th 2011

    “Feel great in Argentina/London,” but “feel great at Bob’s Massage.”

    You could also say “feel great in Bob’s Massage,” but the meaning changes and can be misunderstood. :)

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

Hi Sir Alex,I really enjoy watching your videos (in/on) engVid.
What preposition should I supposed to used..?

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Hi Alex,
I think English is very hard to learn. Prepositions are quite challenging. Any ways, I just have quick question. I’m sometimes confusing and don’t know whether to say: on the news or in the news; on the news paper or in the news paper. Any how, thank you very much for your lesson above.

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

we used on to the land or island .or in ??

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Hi alex.you are very good-looking man .so tell me”whom do you look like in your familly?
Anyway you’re still a good teacher.I can also say you’re so hundsome.so i want to be my brother.
I like you the way when you smile.

thank you.

Saturday, May 14th 2011

i m having a problem out here…i m not able to access to the quiz…plz help me out to get on with a quiz…

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Thanks for your lessons. Please add the lessons about gerunds.

Monday, May 16th 2011

Thanks for your lessons so mtch ^^

Thursday, May 19th 2011

“My brother is ‘at’ the theatre”.In this sentence theatre is the enclosed place.then why we use ‘at’ instead of ‘in’

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

great lesson

Friday, May 27th 2011

Wonderful explanation! Clear! I really live in Brazil!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

thank u sooooooo much, and can u put a new lesson explain on and in with date,month & year because it’s so hard.
i get headache in exam everytime i see date, year ect. plz :)

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Thank you, teacher. Eu like it, because, I learn more seeing than hearing.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011


Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Am learning everyday and, I am from Canada too, keep it up.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Hey Alex .. Thanks for this lesson .. but wanna ask u a Question .. To improve my English .. Should I learn the grammars or no ? cause many ppl say that Grammar Kills Your English Speaking .. plz Reply

Thursday, June 9th 2011

Thank you so much. I love your lessions.
Thank u for everything

Sunday, June 12th 2011

thank you so much Alex it’s helpful.

Monday, June 20th 2011

Thank u soooooo much for engvid.com website people….. All the teachers are excellent in teaching :)

Thursday, June 30th 2011

Alex, I still have few confusions.
Which would be correct.
I am in the train / bus or
I am on train / bus

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

Hi Alex. I liked this video but i have a question , it is correct to say ” Im on the jungle”. Greetings from Peru.

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

thank you very much
I hope that you uplod more videos about writing long paragraph

Thursday, July 7th 2011

thank you so much, Alex.Through it you help me review my english progress.I got 5 correct out of 5.try the best.

Monday, July 11th 2011

Thank you for your clear and detailed explanation,you are an excellent teacher.I think I have grasped the right way to use “at、on and in”.Love to study your English lessons. Thank you again.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Thank you very much i am obliget to you.i was siting in my house and looking you on my laptope screen.

Friday, July 15th 2011

i finally find a good website to explain properly how to learn a better English. Thank you so much!!

Sunday, July 17th 2011

hi Alex, it is knowledgeable lecture by u on preposition ,sir instead of AT, ON , and in .what are other preposition which are use in English language please kindly tell me about that and also their usage also
sunder sham

Saturday, July 23rd 2011


Thursday, July 28th 2011

I am an english teacher as a second language and it has worked for me, TYVM

Friday, July 29th 2011

Hi Alex thank so much.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

Thanks a lot Alex! It’s very clear.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

Hi Alex, I really do appreciate the way you explain. As I was watching your video about In,On and At I remember something that my instructor before told us. If I am inside a vehicle and that specific vehicle is not moving(a bus for example) I will say “I am in the bus.” but if the bus is moving I will say “I am on the bus.” I just want to ask if it’s right or is there really any difference regarding this matter? Thanks a lot!

Friday, August 5th 2011

thanx so much its realy helpful i try tu follow all of ur lessons

Saturday, August 6th 2011

now its clear to me =) thanks teacher alex!

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hi Alex, I hope you can give me an answer with this one.

“I’m in the bus” or “I’m on the bus”.
“There are people in the bus” or “There are people on the bus”.

Thank you very much.

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

“She is in the car” or “She is on the car”
“He is in the airplane” or “He is on the airplane”.


Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Dear Alex,
How are you? I’m saw the web of engvid through by Google, so I would like you help me for editing of my document letter of appreciation.I hope you will checking and edit it.Please have a look the bellow:
1. What is the Gender and Culture?
Exploring Gender and Culture (180 mm)
2. Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Rebuild the World – Power Dynamics (150mm)
Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women (90 mm)
Reflecting on Gender and Power in Our Work (120mm)
Planning Ahead/Next Step (120mm)
Total : 11 Hours

Friday, August 12th 2011

thank you very much mr alex. my english is not perfect so with these lessons i think it will soon improve. thank you..=)

Sunday, August 14th 2011

Thank you very much Alex. I actually had a problem on how to use prepositions. Your topic really help. You made it very easy to understand.

Monday, August 15th 2011

so if i was to say (example)..Nick is good …. critical thinking. which should i use in, on or at

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

Thanks a lot Alex, for the first time I understand how to use the proposition “on”.
You’re great !

Saturday, August 20th 2011

nice class
bless you

Thursday, August 25th 2011

sory,bt still i have doubt between in and at.why we r sayin at theatre not in bcoz it is an enclosed area.if we r using at theatre here then why we r not using at my car bcoz it also points to a specific location.plz help…

Saturday, August 27th 2011

thanks alot alex you are agreat teatcher
sara from egypt

Thursday, September 1st 2011

than you very much alex you are agreat taecher

Thursday, September 1st 2011

Teacher Alex i have a question what is the proper preposition for this sentence: Jack is waiting {in, at or on}the bottom of the stairs. I’m confused because “the bottom of the stairs” might be pertaining to a location, surface or an area? pls. i need your help!

Monday, September 5th 2011


Thursday, September 8th 2011

I’m really thank you for your special technique that can help me understand preposition well.

Sunday, September 11th 2011

thank you our teacher Well done

Friday, September 16th 2011

The explanation was very good !!! Now I get to distinguish this prepositions !!!

Sunday, September 18th 2011

i like the way you explain teacher!:)

Monday, September 19th 2011

iwanna thank you first but iam still confused about the enclosed space do you mean that if i wanna say in i need to be inside that place? can you clarify to me that point please

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

thank you so much, i only have one question, which is correct, i am still “on” the bus or i am still “in” the bus

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

i have somehow the same question i just want you to tell which is true here:Iam in house.or,I am at house and what is the difference please answer me quikly your best fan

Monday, September 26th 2011

This lesson has blessed me in knowledge.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Hi Alex
It is ok if I write in the school or at the school, or it depends on the situation.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Dear Alex, why we use “You will always have a good friend in me.” will you plz explain me?

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

    Aaah! Next time, if you’re going to ask a lot of questions, do it all in one comment. (I’ll answer them all in one comment to save space.)

    Sometimes in can be used to mean “by means of” or “in virtue of”. So “You will always have a good friend in me” is like saying, “I will always be a good friend to you.”
    “We went to Boston” is in the past tense. If you say “We are leaving for Boston” (“we leaving” is informal/slang), that means you are about to go to Boston (it hasn’t happened yet).
    “Lives on a farm” is right, not “in a farm”. “In” is (usually) for buildings, or for entire towns, countries, etc. “On” is for streets and “sides” of things (the east side of town, the south side of the river). And farms.
    It’s “at dawn”, not “in dawn”, because “dawn” is a time and we use “at” for times.
    “At Christmas/on New Year’s”: I don’t think there’s a rule for it. You can say “on Christmas” too, though.
    “In Delhi” is right, not “at Delhi”.

    Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Good night!!
How are you?
I need to show about preposition of place, but a have to show some differents exemples about this, can you help me?

Jennifer Amorim

Thursday, October 6th 2011

Great explanation!!! love the symbols!!! very helpful!

Friday, October 7th 2011

Thanks a lot teacher

Sunday, October 9th 2011

Hi Alex,
I hope you can help me: In my last vacation or On my last vacation??????????????

Thursday, October 13th 2011

Thanks a lot teacher

but I have Q
– There are 500000 inhabitants on the island of Malta
– we had a coffee at the terrace and took photos of the views
– We lived in the top floor of a block of flats in paris
– The colosseum is in Rome
– Children shouldn’t sit at the front passenger seat of the car.
– He lives on the side of the mountain.

Are they T or F ?!

Friday, October 14th 2011

I appreciate teacher

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Wow!This is really cool!

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

thanks for effort Alex

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

thanks Alex about this exercise

Thursday, October 27th 2011


Thursday, October 27th 2011

im living in the philippines on alabang muntinlupa city at phase 2 block 23 lot 12…i could speak a little bit a lot of english language…i cant thank you enough

Thursday, October 27th 2011

Hello Sir Alex, I really like you videos.. and the way you talk.. anyway, I want to know what is the difference between “in the list” and “on the list”, then “on the menu” and “in the menu”.. please please please reply!!

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Hi Alex.

Which is correct from these:

At the terrace
In the terrace
On the terrace?

Monday, November 7th 2011

I don’t understand the different: in a car, in a taxi and ON BUS , ON A TRAIN?

Thank you

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

thanks a lot very very very easy

Friday, November 11th 2011

nice!! merci!!

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

sir you are awesome . but sir i need more prepositions pls sir .

Friday, November 18th 2011

Thank you very please

Friday, November 18th 2011

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the video, got some question here.
On 1st of January there was a murder case.
In 1st of January there was a murder case.
At 1st of January there was a murder case.

Which is correct?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

    “On the 1st of January, there was a murder case.”


    “On January 1st, there was a murder case.”

    I hope this helps!

    Thursday, November 24th 2011

thanks a lot. I always doubt these propositions.now I am very clear with it.I don’t make a mistake anymore.thanks again…

Friday, November 25th 2011

Hi Alex
How to use IN and ON for week day and month? for example ,can I say ,I am going to Thailand in March which is normally I always say I am going to Thailand on March 6th,which one is correct ?
Thank you in advance.

Saturday, November 26th 2011


Monday, November 28th 2011

    What kind of question would you like to know about? I’m open to future video suggestions.

    Tuesday, November 29th 2011

Thank you :D

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Hi! how easy, thanks indeed!!

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Hi! Thank you for the lesson, all the lessons :-). I have a question, it’s correct if I say: I search something on the dictionary? Or is: I search something in the dictionary?
The dictionary is open… in theory is a flat surface… :-)

Thursday, December 1st 2011

    “I search for something in a dictionary” is the correct sentence. This is a present simple sentence. I think you might be trying to say, “I am searching for something in the dictionary” (at the moment), or “I will search for something in the dictionary.” (future)

    Thanks for the question!

    Sunday, December 4th 2011

oh,that’really nice!!I’ll try again to get better one..that’great !! thx alex :)

Monday, December 5th 2011

Perfect lesson on prepositions

Thursday, December 8th 2011

The all English teachers are teaching only this 3 prepositions all over the world. WHY? What’s up with the following words e.g. BY, FROM, FOR, DURING, BY THE TIME, UNTIL, TO, AGO, OF, OFF … ?

Friday, December 9th 2011

I loved this lesson.congratulations teacher.

Monday, December 12th 2011

now i know how to use these things.. :D

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

thank you,very nice it is easy to understand!

Saturday, December 17th 2011

i have some questions
* Home also an enclosed thing. therefore why can’t we say I am in home.
* and which one is the correct- i am in the bus or i am on the bus?
* don’t we consider the distance factor when use IN and AT?
Please reply me.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011

Thanks for the tutorial.. Please correct the sentence for me..

I am in the boat. or I am on the board?

Thanks in Advance.

I love your all tutorials.

Best Regards.

Monday, December 26th 2011

Thank you Alex

Monday, December 26th 2011

hey ,i like the way you explain ,could you explain me something about these preposition that are (from )and (of )because in spanish means de .. thanks byee

Monday, December 26th 2011

i like most the way you present sentences because it was simple & logical.

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

i like most the way you present sentences because it was simple & logical.send me more exercise.

Wednesday, December 28th 2011


Thursday, December 29th 2011

thanks you very much teacher Alex!
I like you

Saturday, December 31st 2011

really basic problems being faced with using of prepositions, this video make me clearly understand what the differences are. Thank you for your help !

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Thanks for teacheing
I want mor sentes
I like thes video

Saturday, January 7th 2012


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Saturday, January 14th 2012


Monday, January 16th 2012

Thank you very much

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Thanx Mr.Alex.

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Hi Alex,

I have a question! :) Why is it that in English it’s ‘I’m ON the bus/train’ instead of ‘I’m IN the bus/train. To me it sounds as if someone’s actually sitting on top of the bus rather than inside the bus. In Dutch we also say ‘Ik zit IN de bus/trein’, so, it’s kind of confusing.

Is there a specific rule when it comes to public transportation? Do you also say, for example, ‘I’m on the ferry’, because you do say ‘I’m IN the car’, right?

Saturday, January 21st 2012

    Yes, with public transportation you’re “on”. You also say “I’m on the plane”.

    Wednesday, January 25th 2012

thanks a lot sir

Monday, January 23rd 2012


Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thank You Alex, You are the Best from the Best !!!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

hi Alex, the lesson is too good. i like it.thank youa nd cya!

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

That’s great lesson.

Saturday, February 4th 2012

Good work….

Saturday, February 4th 2012

thax Mr ALEX , VERY GREAT JOB, now i understood.


Sunday, February 5th 2012

thanks alex it was interesting , but can you give us more examples?

Sunday, February 5th 2012

omg!!!! this videos are awesome!!! thank you so much!!!

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Good Job!!
step by step learn english

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

great lesson

Friday, February 10th 2012

can we say “on the weekend” or “at the weekend” please help me know which preposition is correct ; I would your explanation Alex Please.THNK U AND GOD BLESS YOU

Saturday, February 11th 2012

    It should be “on the weekend”, like you would say “on Friday” or “on the 12th”.

    Monday, February 13th 2012

    Hi there,
    Let me add sth,u know British use “at” & American use “on”.
    Glad I could help!

    Monday, February 20th 2012

Hi I like your way of teaching

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Hi Teacher Alex..which is correct? please help.

I’m in my home (I’m in enclosed place)
I’m at my home ( specific )

I’m really confused. pls. help.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I suppose there r 3 prepositions 4 street:1.in 2.on 3.at
1.In the street
2.On X street
3.At 21X street
I’m right,aren’t I??!

Monday, February 20th 2012

Hi Alex!!! Tks for your lesson ,but what about ” the time, mounths or parts of days …we use the same prepositiosn but how ?¿ tks a lot

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Hi Alex, You’re a pretty nice teacher. Thanks a lot for that Liberal work of yours. But I would like you to resolve this for me: at least, the understand many of us now have on the use of the prepositions “at”, “on”, and “in” is that “at” is used for a specific location, “on” for a surface, and “in” for an enclosed space. But consider the following cases: You’re good at/in/on English. I’m good at/in/on tenses. It’s pretty clear that these nouns (English and tenses) with which the prepositions are used don’t imply specific locations, surfaces, or enclosed spaces…{or if they do, how?} Which of prepositions should then be used in these kind of situations? Please, help..

Friday, February 24th 2012

hello sir,i have a doubt. please clear this. when should we use ‘at school’ and when to use ‘in school’? similarly,’at office’ ‘in office’. and please tell me the differnce btwn ‘above’ and ‘over’,and diffrnce btwn ‘under’ and ‘below’. thnk you.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

Do you use “in the paper” or “on the paper” and why? thanks so much.

Thursday, March 8th 2012

Also, is there a video about prepositions in a more complicated usage. Like when we say “on that note” “at your end” or “at his end”..

Thursday, March 8th 2012

Very good Alex thanks

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Thank you so much for this video lesson, but i got a question, is that can i say my brother is in the theatre?

Sunday, March 18th 2012

very interesting lesson,thanks alof Mr alex

Monday, March 19th 2012

Alex, thank you very much, helps a lot. God bless.

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

is it ok to say… John is in “the” bed… as opposed to…John is bed.

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Very nice explaination, Thanks Alex

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Hi! Thanks for an excellent lesson. Do you use “ON” for else than directions in English? I want to know why people say “Einstein on relativity” or “He or she on this or that topic”. I see this everywhere and am using it myself, but is it proper English? According to your explanation, would “Alex on prepositions” refer to a flat surface. Perhaps because you write on a board. But a topic or a theory is anything other than flat. I don’t get it. Would you be kind to explain this phrase in relation to a surface? Thanks so much, Mary

Sunday, April 1st 2012

Thanks Alex for clear explanation. now i am a regular visitor of engvid.com.

Monday, April 2nd 2012

thank you :)

Friday, April 6th 2012

wow i have got 100% but still learning thanks for the lesson. Alex,

Friday, April 20th 2012

Thank you! :)

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Hi Thank you so much its a verry nice page.
Greetz from Holland!

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Thank you very much for this lesson Alex.
But could You pls explain why they say “… AT the request of …”?
Thanks in advance!

Thursday, April 26th 2012

I can’t believe that. 5 years studying english and I finally got it! thank you so much for your help teacher Alex.

Saturday, April 28th 2012

Hi Sir Alex,

The only thing that makes me confuse in having article “the” and without it. Like for instance, I’m at work. I’m at the work. I’m at school. I’m at the school. Which is right? I know it is common to use, “I’m at work and I’m at school. Just need a further explanation for it. Thanks ahead. I’m a teacher also.

Monday, April 30th 2012

I mean, confuse of having.

Monday, April 30th 2012


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Saturday, May 5th 2012


Saturday, May 5th 2012

Your idea about the use of on, when you reference the terms “surface”,”vertical” and “horizontal” is very understanable.

Monday, May 7th 2012

Thank you Alex!
This lesson was very helpful for me :-)

Tuesday, May 8th 2012


Thanks fr teaching.. such a gud teacher u r… :)

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

how can i improve on my grammar generally?

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Thank you a lot, i think it will very useful for me!

Thursday, May 10th 2012

thank you.

Saturday, May 12th 2012

it’s really nice lesson thank you so much

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Perfect Alex, Thank you.

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Alex, You should make a video on ‘.,;:’

I always confused every time, i write something.

Please do this for me.

Thank You.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

    Correction: It confuses me every time, i write something.

    Thursday, May 24th 2012

It’s really useful lesson. I was confused to use in or at with places but now it is completely clear for me . I have nothing to give you Mr,Alex but really I thank you very much
I am English teacher in Egypt and your lessons helped me more to enrich my language even I can give my students the correct information.
finally thank you very much.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Very helpful. Thanks a lot!

Friday, May 25th 2012

Thanks to this site i have learned how to use these prepositions well.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

thank you very much

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Iam study english

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thanks a lot!

Thursday, May 31st 2012

hi alex nice explanation
i love your lesson and the way of teaching i also have the same question
is it right
I’m in my home (I’m in enclosed place)
I’m at my home ( specific )

I’m really confused. pls. help.

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

A sugestion for a mnemonic way to remember AT,ON,IT for places and times.
For places
At – is relative to a specific point
On – a surface
In – a space (3D)
AT < ON < IN
For time
At – shortest time
ex: One period of a day
In – medium time
ex: A specific day
On – Larges time
ex: days, months, etc
I hope I've helped!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Many thanks for this great lesson, so I’ve a question about IN and ON the road. The road is a surface and I use ON and it’s in the same time an enclosed place, and I use IN. For example , The houses are ON the road and the children play IN the road. Is this correct ? or wrong ? Thanks for your return.

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hi Alex. Should I say: I work “on heights” or “at heights”? I can’t figure it out.

Friday, June 8th 2012

Thanks Alex for this lesson. I’d got confuesd befroe I watched this video.
Best wishes

Friday, June 8th 2012

Gente do brasil eu moro nos estados unidos não aprendam a gramatica aprenda mais a fala e depois a gramatica nós aprendemos errados tem muitas palavras confusas como while.. que se diz uili e nice que se diz naice bye gente. boa sorte

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks for taking this English quiz! Your score: 80.00 You got 4 correct out of 5.’

Thanks very m. mr alex

Monday, June 11th 2012

thank you sir alex! what can i use if you say about the one company? ex: i work_nestle copany. is it in on or at? pls reply.

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

thank you so much.

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Thank you sir i were understood

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

I finally understand prepositions of place. I had problem with it. Thanks Alex, you are a excellent teacher.

Marcia from Brazil

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

thanks very much Alex. it was a such great lesson .

Friday, June 29th 2012

Thank you very much for your explination;it is always very clear,but I still wonder about the difference between “in” and “at”. You said that we use in when we re talking about a closed place that seems like a box and u gave the example of a bedroom,though I still see that when we say I am at jhon’s house, I am talking here about a closed place too. I hope that you can provide me with more information
thank you

Monday, July 9th 2012

which one is correct?
I am at home. or I am in home.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

thank you very much for your effective lessons.

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Hi, Alex. I’m Henry. I have questions. I found some sentences in the dictionary. They are ‘The kids were playing in the street’, and ‘I read about it in the paper’. My problem is why The kids were playing in the street rather than on the street? And why I read about it in the paper rather than on the paper? Thanks…

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

I’m sorry for bothering you again, another question. I found another sentence in the dictionary. It is ‘a hole in the ground’. Why not ‘a hole on the ground’? Ground is mean the surface of the earth, right?

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

theatre is also a closed place right.then why cant we use “in”

Friday, July 20th 2012

wonder full you are a good teach

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Thanks Mr.Alex.YOU helped me alot

Monday, July 30th 2012

hello Alex
i have a question
someone is sit on or in the chair.

Monday, July 30th 2012

I liked a lot how you explained this topic. However i think the bedroom is a specific location, but we use “in” instead of “ät”, don’t we?

Monday, August 6th 2012

Hi Alex,

I really enjoyed this video for ON IN and AT prepositions. It’s very clear. I just like to ask some clarification on how to use ON/IN when referring to a bus or train. Which preposition should I use?

Your response will be very much appreciated. : )

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

Hi Alex.

Do I need to say – He is ON site or at site?

Many Thanks

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

why can’t we say that
“my brother is in the theater” or “I am in the theater”

Friday, August 10th 2012

    I also want to know that?

    “my brother is in the theater” or “I am in the theater”

    Sunday, August 19th 2012

      Hi, I am sure both are right. But, if you are ask where are you and your brother, you have to answer ‘me and my brother are at the theater’ not in, as you are at the same place. I hope this is right :)

      Thursday, August 30th 2012

i’am happy to learn english i love it thank you teatcher alex you are the best

Sunday, August 12th 2012

i dont understand how to use ‘to’ as prepositions. can you please make a lecture on this. thanks much !!

Monday, August 20th 2012

in fact, i dont have a clear understanding on prepositions..and what they modify…i dont understand the basic itself :(

Monday, August 20th 2012

they are _ Brighton to learn english…what will be the correct preposition?? in or at??

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Open O sesame !

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

great site
thanks a lot

Thursday, September 6th 2012

I have a question about the preposition “on” … do the rules break in special circumstances? I ask because I would normally say… “I am ON the bus” (( If i were speaking on a cell to another person ))

Please could you advise me further…


Friday, September 7th 2012

No problem. I found the public transportation comment you made. I cleared up my understanding.

Only strange to me that you would say “in the car” and “on the bus”…. maybe a little more explanation on this if you could..


Friday, September 7th 2012

thank you so much sir we need more courses please …

thank you …

Saturday, September 8th 2012

good morning sir,
sir how WILL use at,in,on with the PLACE,TIME,MANNER&REFERENCE.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

thanks alex to teach me

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

thank you Alex for taking Class”prepositions” and “Be” Verb.

Monday, September 24th 2012

Alex, Thanks a lot for this lesson. Your teaching style make difficult term to the simple one.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

‘Alex’ has the same fungi hair he had when his granpa took him to the barbershop.

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you very much Alex! Gracias compadre (thank you my friend).
I live in Toluca, Mexico (is that correct or do I have to use “at”)
I liked your explanations.

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Thanks for teaching me because this lesson is useful.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thanks Alex, I live in Venezuela. I liked your explanations

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

very thanks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

hey.. Sir alex i really appreciate it, but one the things is, it is hard to understand where do you use prepositions in, on and at in a sentence or directing someone. most of the explination that i watch in the internet sites, videos and information explane only by using time and place.. can you tell me some demonstration on how to use it? i mean sometime i heard america “on your bag” and what? back is a enclosed area or thing how does it happens? sometimes i heard “in the back of house” what?! back of our house is not close area? sometimes i heard “on the top on camel” and what?! where is the enclosed area there? or vertical part? i cant understand that things

Thursday, October 25th 2012

hi anyone practice of english language please add me on skype”sajjadhellokhankhan”

Friday, October 26th 2012

I know you can say “I’m in class,” but can you say “I’m at class”? Two other people asked this question but I did not see a reply.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

    You can’t say “I’m at class”, but you can say “I’m at school”. However, if you say “I’m at school”, the person you’re talking to might not think you’re in class as well. (You might be in the library, or eating lunch, or something.)

    Monday, October 29th 2012

dear alex,since i live in holland my english language became terribble!using setence-gammar become difficult..what is the good sentence..In the bathroom or At the bathroom??im confuse pls help me thank u!

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Dear Alex, thank you very much for your help and contribution! I still do not clearly understand when I should use “in the street” and when “on the street”/ “at the street is for the exact adress, and what about in and on? There are many cars on the street or in the street? I walk on the street or in the street? Thank you in advance!

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Thank you very much it was helpful

Sunday, November 4th 2012

what is correct to say? I am at the corner or I am on the corner

Monday, November 5th 2012

thanks alex. very interesting! I got 4/5. I am learning!

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Big thanks for your lesson and comments!

Monday, November 19th 2012


I would like to ask you something that I have been having some problem with, I always say ‘I’m on the bus’but I have heard that some people say ‘I’m in the bus’, I asked a teacher and he told me that I can use both ( In , on). but I’m still doubted it.

Monday, November 19th 2012

    The most common way to say it is “I’m on the bus.” If you’re on any type of public transportation that is NOT a taxi, you use “on.” Examples include the subway, the train, and the bus. You can also say that you are physically “in” the bus, the train, or the subway, but the most common preposition to use with these is “on.”

    Wednesday, December 5th 2012

thank you!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Hi Alex!! Can I buy a full course with you teaching?

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

thank you my english goes good!!!! Thanks for every teachers!!!!

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Thanks,Sir! Got 4/5. :)

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

Really i want thank you, but i have question. the question is,the house and the bedroom are not closed area, both of them are closed area. what is the different?

Monday, December 3rd 2012

    You’re right. Both are closed areas, so we say “I’m in my bedroom” or “I’m in my house.” However, when we use “home,” we say “I am at home.”

    Wednesday, December 5th 2012

thank you very much for the very clear explanation …. now i know the difference of at in and on and how it is being use.

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

I really enjoy these lessons, thank for all your effort. I still have one question: I got that the preposition on is being used with surfaces of whatever kind – but i don’t get that you can say: e.g. This is a lesson on (a particular topic) / or congratulations on your promotion.
I don’t see the surface there,so maybe you can help with that. I’d appreciate very much.

Sunday, December 9th 2012

I’m confused with a “square” how is it correct: ON the Red Square or AT the Red square? Is it surface or a specific place?

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

    If you’re talking about Red Square in Russia, you can say “at” or “in.” “At” because it’s a location, or “in” because it’s also an enclosed area. I hope this helps!

    Sunday, December 23rd 2012

thank you alex,can you pls help me with these:she is in the back of the house or at the…house.The other one is,suppose you tell someone inside the car to..sit in the back or sit at the back.

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

Teacher Alex, your classes are awesome!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

HI ALEX thank you very much

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thank you Alx that was clear.

Monday, January 7th 2013


Could you please make a video for preposition use for body parts. I read somewhere ” Hit in my head” and ” marks on my arm”. why in first sentence ‘IN’ used and in another one ‘ON’.

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

    Hi emma08. I think the difference between to sentences here is the meaning. In the sentence “hit in my head” it has a meaning that sth affect or damage your mind, your brain, not just your “head”. IF u describe s.o attack u, you’ll say “he hit my head” not In. But ” His dead hit in my head” maybe means ” It shocked u”. Hope that i’m right, Alex should view and correct it. Thank you^^!

    Monday, April 22nd 2013

Hey engVid Teachers you all Rock!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

good morning Alex, could u plz explain which preposition we use when we r in a running train,aeroplane,car etc?

Saturday, January 19th 2013

you are the best team ever!!!!

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Can you please tell me if this sentence is correct? I DO HEREBY GIVE My CONSENT for him to travel to Hong Kong for vacation purposes….thanks

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

i live in tunisia on damsacus street at 7..waw i get it

thanks for all teacher of engvid

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thank you very much! Appreciate your help!

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thank you Alex, you have clarified many of my doubts regarding prepositions!! :D You are a great teacher! I’ll become an English teacher soon and I’ve learned so many things from you! Thanks ;-)

Monday, February 4th 2013

Thanks for videos. they are really useful.
I have a question. Which one is correct:

at house—> I’m at Jim’s house.
in house—> I’m in my house.

You used it both of these sentences.
thanks in advance

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I don’t want to leave this site anymore…I’m learning a lot.

Friday, February 8th 2013

Thanks so much, very interesting

Friday, February 15th 2013

Thanks a bunch!!! I really loved this video!!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hi Alex, thanks for the good job you did explaining the use of at, in and on. But I have often seen statements like “I am on the bus” and “I am in the car”. Clearly, both bus and car are enclosed and they should attract IN if I go with your explanation. So why the use of “ON the bus” and not “IN the bus”?

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Great lesson.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

do we say i’m good in english otherwise at english

Monday, March 4th 2013


Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Thank you Alex. Your lessons are very helpfull. I would like to know whether it is correct to say ‘I am at the subway’ and ‘I am on the balcony’?

Sunday, March 17th 2013

very good Alex..thank you from Spain !!

Friday, March 22nd 2013

thank you!!!why use “My brother is at theatre”
I am still confused in it.

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

you are very good teacher

Sunday, March 31st 2013

hello …
i have a sentence and itgoes like this. “On the airplane, I had to sit between a man who was snoring and a child who was screaming”.

is it ok to use the word ON instead AT or IN?

i just quite confuse when i read this sentence.

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

Useful video indeed!
I have 1 qiestion: how do we decide whether the place is specific or not?For instance: I am AT the theater now. Why not IN the theater?!
I*ll be grateful for your explanation^^

Saturday, April 6th 2013

hi Alex , i have question :) propostion of this sentence is good on not ? ( I have trained at kindergarten of sister school for 2 weeks only .) please answer i need to know
thank u so much

Friday, April 12th 2013

thank you :)

Saturday, April 13th 2013

Is a great help of you…..thanks a lot.

Monday, April 22nd 2013

thks Alex for the lesson. These prepostions are really complicated and easy confused in English. Especially for the learner when study grammar. Im an ESL teacher in VietNam. And sometimes i got trouble with these when explaining for learners. 1 problem here is we dont have the context for a sentence in grammar practice. For example, ” he’s in the theater” or “he’s at the theater” it’s totally depended on the context and the place where u’re when u say that sentence. How can we correct them in a grammar exercise? OR we should accept both?

Monday, April 22nd 2013

Thank you very very very much teacher

Friday, May 3rd 2013

thanks a lot!! i got it!

Monday, May 13th 2013

thanks for your help, you are a great teacher!

Friday, May 17th 2013

Wow! I have got 5/5.Alex Sir,u r a amazing teacher.I really like the way u teach.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

I have a question. How can we use the same preposions for space (sky) and ocean?

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

Why does we use “on” in this sentence ? Because generally, we use “on” for surface.
The UK is a parliamentary democracy, based on universal suffrage.

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

    Do, not does. Why do we use “on” in this sentence ? Because generally, we use “on” for surface.
    The UK is a parliamentary democracy, based on universal suffrage.

    Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Saved my day!!! Thank youuuuuuuuuu!!!

Monday, June 17th 2013

I got 4 correct out of 5

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

” You got 4 correct out of 5 .. :) ”

not bad , I didn’t even watch the video!! :D

Thanks for the Lesson alex! you are the BEST!!!

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

    I forgot to mention that ..

    ” This is a Valuable lesson!!! “

    Sunday, June 23rd 2013

Dear Alex! Thank you very much for your great lessons!Could you please help me with my question. Yesterday my son missed his connection flight in China. So, I had to call to the airport to find out any information about him. I wanted to know where was my son at the moment: still in China, or on his way to France. What is the correct question: Is my son at a plane at the moment(specific place) or is my son in a plane at the moment (inside)? Thank you very much.

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

    Neither, actually! It’s “on a plane”. (You would also use “on” for buses, trains, boats…any mass transit.) And I hope he got on his flight okay!

    Wednesday, June 26th 2013

Why we cannot say “in” the theater , when it is also an enclosed place?

Saturday, June 29th 2013

I’ve been learning english, but prepositions were always difficult to me. Thanks for the lesson.

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

further explaination please..though i got perfect answer but i need furhter explaination

Sunday, July 21st 2013

Dear sir.
Thanks for your help, you are a great teacher!
I have two questions:
She looked at herself in the mirror. The “mirror” is a flat surface. Why we do not use “on” instead of “in”.
Mel’s flat is on the twenty first floor. The “twenty first floor” is a specific location. Why we do not use “at” instead of “on”.

Friday, July 26th 2013

Alex,I like your class.It is easy to understand.I’m looking forward to your new videos.Good luck and congratulations.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Thank you very much Alex! You are the best teacher i have ever known. Keep going!

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

I leave one link that helps with this prepositions:

Thursday, August 15th 2013

very clear, thank you

Sunday, August 25th 2013

Mr.Alex is this correct sentence: Are you sitting outside IN the corridor? If yes please explain if not why.Thank you.I’m really learning to all EngVid teachers.Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Thank you. Good job.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Hi Alex1 Im a bit confused about this. Should we say ‘On the news’ or ‘in the news’? Like ‘Syria is in the news these days’ or ‘syria is on the news these days’? Please help

Sunday, September 8th 2013

Hello Alex!
With you some problems in english language are solved. Thanks a lot.
Jumma – brasilian fighter.

Saturday, September 14th 2013

Thank you for all your lesson. You and your companion are very god in this job.
One question for this lesson:
You said: „ I’m in school. “
And then you said: „My brother is at the theater. “
What is the difference between „school” and „theater” (this both are a enclosed area) in meaning of space that you use “in” or “at”?
Is the article “the” defining prepositions?

Thursday, October 10th 2013

Thank you for this useful lesson.
I’ve been wondering for some time as to which one is the correct usage:
I work in an airport
I work at an airport

Thanks in advance

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Dear Mr. Alex,

Thanks for your nice class ,its really useful for me and I will never make mistake at, on , in areas .

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Teacher Alex,

Thank you so much! You helped me a lot. But i have one question: I teach BASIC english and i’m getting closer to the PREPOSITION class so o i want to ask:

I live IN Brazil. (Brazil = Contry)
I live at/in Rio de Janeiro. (Rio de Janeiro = City)

That’s is my doubt…. In the second phrase, should i use AT or IN ?? It’s a specific place but i live INSIDE de Rio de Janeiro…

Did u understand my doubt?

Friday, November 8th 2013

thanks for the lesson.

Friday, November 15th 2013

thank you :) really helpful,esecially, before tests :D

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

thank u so much Sir Alex…It helps me a lot

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thank you!!!
But what preposition should I use talking about social networking sites and why? How to say about Skype?

Friday, January 31st 2014

than you sir

Friday, February 21st 2014

Hi Alex, Thank you for the lesson. Prepositions in English are super tricky because in your example at the theater it’s true that theater is an specific place, but it’s a close space as well, right??? So how can I decide whether to use in or at??? Thank you!!!!

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Hi Alex,
thank you for useful and helpful lesson.
take care

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thx a lot Alex :)

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

I got 80 :( , Thank you Alex.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I got 100.thank you Alex.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

great lesson Alex, just one question…
Can I also say “My brother is IN the theatre”?

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

hi alex,how are you?well i am texting to you because i need your help when we are talking about one place i mean
for instance:
i am on the park
i am at the park
which one is correct?please tell me and why is correct thanks

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

thank you sir…..it is very useful for us

Friday, May 30th 2014

its really helpful

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

thank you!!I’m really looking forward to learn many things from your videos. I am planning to take IELTS bu I’m not confident with my english. I have to work really hard for it. God Bless us!!!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Many Thanks

Sunday, June 29th 2014

thank you . i am enlighten :D

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

it is said that
it has been said that
which one is correct?

Thursday, July 10th 2014

hi alex
for u r lesson

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thank you for your help!

Saturday, July 12th 2014

Thanks Alex, It helped a lot understanding prepositions.

Monday, July 14th 2014

Great job learn about in,at,on thank you

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

oh my god i cant beleive i have i great progress that video i get 5 question thanks for the tips for more one time.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

i like it. Thank you sir!

Friday, July 25th 2014

Hi, everyone. I have a question. Not about the lesson itself, but about the word “those” used in the beginning of the video when the teacher introduces the prepositions. Is the use in this case correct? And why?

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Is there a way to explain in the morning and at night so that the students will not make mistakes?

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, October 5th 2014


Monday, November 3rd 2014

Thanks, Alex

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

thank you so much, it was very useful for me

Thursday, November 13th 2014

i m confuse about the example that u gave, “my brother is ___ the theater.” [theater is a enclosed area so y at y not in?]
plz help.

Friday, November 28th 2014

Thank you.it’s so helpful.

Sunday, November 30th 2014

Thank you from my hurt . you are the best

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thank you Alex.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Thank you for this lesson Alex.. This helps a lot..

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

hello Alex,

I got 100% because I was attentive to you class, however, why the second question is “in” if she is talking about a specific place? I know, it is a closed place too but intuitively I would go for “at”

Friday, January 16th 2015

Nice lesson . I’ve always had some problems with these prepositions. I hope I’ll do better in the future… It’s very useful the way You explained it. Thanks ALex!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Even native speakers are confused about these prepositions.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Hi.. in your example, you said “at the theater” because is a especific place… but my car not is a specific car? in example “in my car” i can say “at my car” because in this case the car is a specific car?


Friday, February 13th 2015

Thank you Alex, I finally got how to use these prepositions!!

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

How useful! I’m really happy for watching this video. Thank you so much Alex.

Monday, March 9th 2015

Thank you. Its a big help for me and my collegues..thanks thanks

Thursday, March 12th 2015

:D I am working at office now, however I am studying the prepositions on the computer at the 3rd floor in the building.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you!

Monday, March 23rd 2015

1.at evening
2.in the evening
which is right?plse reply.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

the only thing difficult to me is preposition, sometimes i confuse it

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Hi ALL !!!

Sunday, April 19th 2015

please help me with these:

1. the car is traveling straight on at in the inner lane?

2. ….but in on the process?
3. on his left side or in his left side?
4. the car was at on in the left lane while the truck was at in on the right lane?

Thank you in advance sir.

Monday, April 20th 2015

I really like learning English on this web site

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

thanks for your help

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

thanks for your help. it was a good lesson

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Thank you teacher!

Monday, May 18th 2015

Thank you. You explain very well and I undestood all things. I’ll memorize better now.

Monday, July 20th 2015

Thanks Alex. I always have this doubt when i have to speak with english speakers.

Monday, July 27th 2015


Thursday, July 30th 2015

thank you for your explaination

Friday, August 7th 2015

you Have an amazing character :)
Keep Going
waiting for more videos :)

Thursday, August 20th 2015

8/10 Srry brasil jeje

Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you.

Friday, September 11th 2015

i like your videos. thanks :D

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

thanks so much

Friday, October 16th 2015

so nice way to explain this issue….very clever….congratulations

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

simple lesson, but i did not know the rule before and used at, in, on by intuition, thank you for explanarion

Thursday, January 7th 2016


    Thursday, January 7th 2016

I got 80, thanks for your explanation.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

What is the difference between the prepositions in and inside?

Sunday, January 24th 2016

great lesson, thanks a lot

Friday, January 29th 2016

Thanks Alex, but…
If you work in a hospital

___ university hospital ___ “town”
___ department of cardiology
___ the catheterization laboratory

Tuesday, March 8th 2016