engVid quiz
Quiz

Test your understanding of this English lesson

Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.

Next Question
LEAVE A COMMENT

605 COMMENTS

Thank you very much ( our teacher ) .

Bandar

    thank u sir

    noman alam

      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.

      irogbeauty

        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

        arred

        Have you donate yet?

        Pinkiegirl

      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.

      Regards

      Regino

    txn so much 4 the clarification in using preposition ;)

    sam

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

Alex

thanks you guys!=)

jencobolante

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

    WalkerHateSinglish

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

Narong

    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.”

    Alex

      Thats a beautiful explanation.

      Sangee

      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!!!

      sondes

        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

        naved

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

        sweety737

        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!
        Greetings!

        Edinho

        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.

        Edinho

        me too

        Bahel

      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!

      davidph2010

      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.

      Thanks

      patulea

      thanks for your help, you are a great teacher!

      Ana Obregozo

      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
      Regards

      somaiaelkilany

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

      m.irfan

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.

Narong

    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.

    Alex

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

      Alex

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

      richa

        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.

        hehehe

        bubblyangel

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

        Pramod

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

      google4747

      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

      Danielruss

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???
hug

Miriam Sena de Santana

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

almas

    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.”

    Alex

      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,
      bye

      Mumdooh Ahmed Khan

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

      fraulein

It’s great!:) I’ve learned a lot!

Julia

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 % .

Avicenna

this class was very nice!!! Congratulations

ramos_hb

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.

ganesh

    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,

    cheers!

    JF87

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

      JF87

Very good explanation!

Luana

great explaination ! thanks.

akram

wonderful, thanks u so much “teacher”

Santi

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?

seo

thanks

robert

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
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
solve this problem
looking forward for reply

Mahvish

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
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
solve this problem
looking forward for reply

Reply to this comment

Mahvish

    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.

    DogMan

    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!

    Alex

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

      akvan

    thanks

    sara

Thank you!

JF87

Thankyou Alex this is going to help me aot!

Cristobal

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

Duy Nam

thank you

nucanegra

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

sofia

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

gülsemin

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

gülsemin

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

Alena

    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.”

    Alex

      hi alex,

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

      ajay

thanks very much for teaching me preposition

koug

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.

Gimmi

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

Susanne

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

Boo

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

alex

Hi Alex,

nice lesson
Thank you. I understanding esily.

Megha

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

Коля

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.
Hug..

rizainna

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

reza

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

rezaghiasi

    on the street or at the street

    suresh

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

Juan manuel (Argentina)

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

eleuterio

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.

Yasser

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

splawadi

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 !!

Raulo

just i can say thanks

ebi

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

jenny

thnks so much i like i find this lesson very good

faissal

thnks so much i found this lesson very good

faissal

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?

Adriana

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

antanas

i realy enjoyed the lesson very much

michael

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

JOSE10

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

Shiva.R

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

noor

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

vikrant

Hello, Alex.
Thank you so much for your lesson.
Please,may I ask?
What about forest or wood?
1)At.
Forest is one concrete place on the earth. ( one specific point )
I am at forest.
2)On.
Forest is an earth surface also. ( as well as a road )
I am on forest.
3)In.
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.

Elen Sheff

    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

    Arshad Mehmood

      Yes Arshad u are right .

      Onkar Singh
      Punjab India

      Onkar Singh

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

rahul

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

Tomas

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.

Jennie

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.

Jennie

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

khem Raj(India)

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

manar

I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO USE ON IN BECAUSE I DO NOT UNDERSTAND

ANMLIK

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

asim rauf

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

Thia

thianguyenhuu

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

perl

thanks,mr alex

widhiarthaz

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 :(

Mteen

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?

yemu

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

Yin li

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

Rasha

thanks a lot~

bbabam

this site is beautiful and you are beautiful thanks for you

ahmed elatfy

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.

shiori

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

Vinayaka

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

Amra

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!

tyshasmith68

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

    Onkar Singh

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

chiya

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

nami111

thank you so much sir

Dr.Maysoon

thank you

mahawy

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

sethu

thx fr the video

raz

Thanks for the explanation !!!!!

odalis29

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

Onkar Singh

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

Agha

    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.

    Alex

thank u a lot
that’s good

mo41sh

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

tovanviet

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

Ali

Thank you.

davidshin

Thanks a lot, it’s very helpful. :)

sam08

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;))

Miriam

    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.

    Alex

THANKS ALEX YOU ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL

nadiaazam

    that is good thinking\

    omid ahmadzai

Thanks. Alex

toan179

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

jane

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

    Alex

is good

saheed

oh this really is a big help! :D

jennie0709

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

dodos

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

americanpinoy20

    “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.”

    Alex

Thank you Alex for this video. Sergey.

sergey12

i learned a lot here, thanks a lot!

dhaley

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

hoatpvdo

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!

Kelly

How about the time ?

hydrali

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”.

Muzamil

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

Marina

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!!

Royal Oman

thanks very much Mr.Alex…

budi

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

elena78

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

    elena78

Hi

mmaemill89

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

Sim Chhoeun, Camboian

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

jienuan

thank you Alex very useful lesson

daniyar

so clear! thank you very much Alex

ines7

thank you Alex that helped me a lot

mimiss

thank you

haitham11

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

pam

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

Ewa

Hi
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
Thanks

A

thank you alex

ajamal25

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

spacetime2011

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

karyll

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

omid ahmadzai

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.

Ganaa

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! :))

Mimi

    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.

    Alex

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.

Liz Mora

    “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. :)

    Alex

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

Mediluna

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.

Cambodian

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

Shayma El

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.

marie

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…

atifdave

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

Guli

Thanks for your lessons so mtch ^^

nazei

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

lakshmi

great lesson

alienet

Wonderful explanation! Clear! I really live in Brazil!

Marilia Ferrari

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 :)

Shayma EL.

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

Antonia Maria

HELLO ALEX I REALLY ENJOYED BUT I FEEL BETTER NOW ALEX MORE VIDEOS PLS ABOUT ENGLISH GRAMMAR THANK YOU QOBILJON FROM UZBEKISTAN

QOBILJON

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

Jeny

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

Melisa

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

Luke

thank you so much Alex it’s helpful.

Ali

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

ak97

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

Prakash

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

Joseph

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

E man

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

Trong

Alex,
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.

melinda

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

aheebru77

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

Mari

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
thanx
sunder sham

sunder sham

terrific!

elsie

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

Palma

Hi Alex thank so much.

Raj

Thanks a lot Alex! It’s very clear.

Baba4580

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!

Jove

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

samia

now its clear to me =) thanks teacher alex!

vebs11

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.

Chris

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

Thanks

Chris

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

Ky

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

bonke

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.

sanzu

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

maisee

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

épouvantine

nice class
bless you

the english club villavicencio

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…

jit

thanks alot alex you are agreat teatcher
sara from egypt

sara

than you very much alex you are agreat taecher

sara

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!

ric

thanks

parikshit

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

lotusymadee

thank you our teacher Well done

Hamza

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

francis78

i like the way you explain teacher!:)

marge

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

mohamed

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

rylar

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

same

This lesson has blessed me in knowledge.

ayodele

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

ana maria

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

Abhishek

    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”.

    engVid Moderator

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?

Thanks,
Jennifer Amorim

Jennifer Amorim

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

arequipay22

Thanks a lot teacher

ram2011

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

ana maria

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 ?!

nfnf

I appreciate teacher

pacifique

Wow!This is really cool!

thimjazzer59

thanks for effort Alex

Abdullah alqhtani

thanks Alex about this exercise

dang minh hung

thanks

sozan

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

yeah!!!

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!!

Michael

Hi Alex.

Which is correct from these:

At the terrace
In the terrace
On the terrace?

Lola

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

Thank you

randolph

thanks a lot very very very easy

abed gamal

nice!! merci!!

angie81

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

Manish

Thank you very please

Kamel R.Jirjees

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?

onlylonely

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

    OR

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

    I hope this helps!

    Alex

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

kma

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.
Toey

toon052010

HELLO ALEX THANK YOU ABOUT TIS LESSON IT WAS ANICE .ALEX PLEESE I WANT FROM YOU TO MAKE AVIDEO ABOUT (A KIND OF ASENTENCE IN ENGLISH )BEACUASE I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT . PLESE REPLAY TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

ejdabya

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

    Alex

Thank you :D

wakeelahmedchanna23

Hi! how easy, thanks indeed!!

alvarito0104

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… :-)

Lucrezia

    “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!

    Alex

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

resnay

Perfect lesson on prepositions
Congratulations

Vladlen

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 … ?

Peter

I loved this lesson.congratulations teacher.

valde

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

susiener

thank you,very nice it is easy to understand!

ailyn

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.

ama

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.

Asfand Mudassir

Thank you Alex

Ney Mendes

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

katheri

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

t pertin

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

t pertin

HEY MY NAME IS KATHER AND I LIKED THE WAY YOU ESPLAIN ,I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT SOME PREPOSITION,THE PREPOSITIONS ARE FROM AND OF … I,AM SPEAK SPANISH SO IN SPANISH THOSE PREPOSIONTIO MEANS DE ,THANK CAN YOU HELP ME????

ELNEGRO

thanks you very much teacher Alex!
I like you
^^

thanh minh

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

aysenur

Thanks for teacheing
I want mor sentes
I like thes video

Alsadi

I WENT TO THE MOVIE WHY NOT I WENT AT THE MOVIE

YLLI

IT IS A SPECIFIC PACE AS YOU SAD

YLLI

THANK’S ALEX. ^^

macri

Thank you very much

naeir

Thanx Mr.Alex.

sawsanmalo

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?

margaretha

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

    engVid Moderator

thanks a lot sir

zaya

THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR

rizwan111

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

Khura

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

raaje123

That’s great lesson.

Anny

Good work….

im43

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

thax

ABDUL

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

basma

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

priscila

Good Job!!
step by step learn english

sergio Demaestri

great lesson

rinto

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

sweety25

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

    engVid Moderator

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

    fatiima8

Hi I like your way of teaching

yasir

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.

kittypie

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??!
TXU!

fatiima8

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

cmv

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..

clems

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.

afroza

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

nica

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”..

nica

Very good Alex thanks

Nasser

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

claudiaa

very interesting lesson,thanks alof Mr alex

elwahchhh

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

mhels212004

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

Noah Smith

Very nice explaination, Thanks Alex

omsingh

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

Mary

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

ezhil

thank you :)

ipek

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

jamphel12

Thank you! :)

gantikus

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

lisa

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

lev77

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

agathaanne

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.

Dex

I mean, confuse of having.

Dex

I LIKE YOUR LESSONS YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT TEACHER
@@@@@

RUQAYA

THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sakuni from Sri lanka

YOU ARE GREAT SIR……………

Sakuni from Sri lanka

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

herneyeduardo

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

caroljodie

awesome……

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

afreenbanu53

how can i improve on my grammar generally?

abayomi

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

badsc

thank you.

juanga99

it’s really nice lesson thank you so much

ginnyya

Perfect Alex, Thank you.

leobsas2000

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

I always confused every time, i write something.

Please do this for me.

Thank You.

Manoj

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

    Manoj

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.

Moussa

Very helpful. Thanks a lot!

inez86

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

Mc

thank you very much

majdy lama

Iam study english

majdy lama

Thanks a lot!

weco1229

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.

sherry

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!

rm.physique

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.

mino681

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

greg

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

jesus1992

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

Brazilian

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

Thanks very m. mr alex

red2012

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.

reshel

thank you so much.

Behnam

Thank you sir i were understood

Basant

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

Marcia from Brazil

Marcia

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

bob91

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

samia

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

Amrut

thank you very much for your effective lessons.

wali Shahbazy

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…

Henry Lam

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?

Henry Lam

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

sudheer

wonder full you are a good teach

ronel

Thanks Mr.Alex.YOU helped me alot

shiva

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

devilnasar10

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?

Juan Felipe

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. : )

Paula

Hi Alex.

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

Many Thanks

krug

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

Noor

    I also want to know that?

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

    marcobandrade

      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 :)

      Mesh

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

abdelghanikorchi

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

capjack

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

capjack

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

meenakshi

Open O sesame !

Atef

great site
thanks a lot

arnel

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…

thanks

neo21510

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..

thanks

neo21510

thank you so much sir we need more courses please …

thank you …

78red78

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

ishwar

thanks alex to teach me

ranjit

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

nagarani

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

hemantmpatil25

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

Richard

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.

Leonardo

Thanks for teaching me because this lesson is useful.

sovannaranou

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

Sheyla Colivertt

very thanks

karwan

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

rick24

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

khan

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.

venecia

    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.)

    engVid Moderator

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!

esdoornstraat

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!

Tania

Thank you very much it was helpful

Tunisian

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

edyher

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

nico33

Big thanks for your lesson and comments!

kolbai

Hi,

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.

Silvana

    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.”

    Alex

thank you!

KIM

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

castro640

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

ebirce9

Thanks,Sir! Got 4/5. :)

chanchal17

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?

sameh

    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.”

    Alex

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.

lis

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.

Jones

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?

Marina

    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!

    Alex

      But it is surface also )

      silentmails@gmail.com

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.

mike

Teacher Alex, your classes are awesome!

d0harcans

HI ALEX thank you very much

maartyan

thank you Alx that was clear.

Wafaa

Hi,

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’.

emma08

    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^^!

    oxheoto

Hey engVid Teachers you all Rock!

josuecerda

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

MANAS

you are the best team ever!!!!

thunder78

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

Celeste

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

thanks for all teacher of engvid

zagallo

Thank you very much! Appreciate your help!

vlalimpiev

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 ;-)

missvanity

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

Mahdi

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

gee verdejo

Thanks so much, very interesting

argenis

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

erica81

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”?

Jay

Great lesson.

diiego

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

mouh

I AM TRAVELLING ON TRAIN OR AEROPLANE PLEASE CLERIFY BEING ENCLOSED

SHAH

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’?

sabri89

very good Alex..thank you from Spain !!

manuroma01

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

sweety737

you are very good teacher

alofiksa

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.

mairei

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^^

petrywka1992

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

laila89

thank you :)

namwan1986

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

alpido24

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?

oxheoto

Thank you very very very much teacher

smaa

thanks a lot!! i got it!

4bkim

thanks for your help, you are a great teacher!

drhekimi

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

abhinav2000

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

sweetpoison

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.

tiger75

    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.

    tiger75

Saved my day!!! Thank youuuuuuuuuu!!!

lilytulip

I got 4 correct out of 5
:)

talal9117

” 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!!!

DaZun

    I forgot to mention that ..

    ” This is a Valuable lesson!!! “

    DaZun

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.

innabour

    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!

    engVid Moderator

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

gag786

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

line1

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

alianaimpol

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”.

brightup

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

daffodile

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

zois

very clear, thank you

oposjr

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!

vangie.ays

Thank you. Good job.

Anahita

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

Zara Usmani

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

JUMMA

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?
Thanks.

jkovac22

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

SoroushX

Dear Mr. Alex,

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

S.Renganathan

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:
Ex:

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?

EngJunior

thanks for the lesson.

thiruselvi

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

xenovobez

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

marybren

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

katbu

than you sir

snak.anushan

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!!!!

yisbel.carrasco001

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

cep62

Thx a lot Alex :)

rafou9

I got 80 :( , Thank you Alex.

Njla.Albarqi

Thanks a lot.

Kristigogoi

I got 100.thank you Alex.

mary.TA

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

Rafa

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

eduard

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

G.Vivek

its really helpful

jeff

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!!!

zhadz37

Many Thanks

Ramzi1974

thank you . i am enlighten :D

Jana25

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

pankaj007

hi alex
thnx
for u r lesson

maymoonah

Thank you for your help!

peterjagasits

Thanks Alex, It helped a lot understanding prepositions.

ShagunSuhani

Great job learn about in,at,on thank you

rosebear8856

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.

rafaeldiasrrd

i like it. Thank you sir!

susan120294

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?

thiagor14

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

monica rayel moreira

Thanks for the lesson.

rcromare

thanks

mohiraq

Thanks, Alex

Tchin Shi

thank you so much, it was very useful for me

Lefront

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.

Pooja Bisht

Thank you.it’s so helpful.

ati64

Thank you from my hurt . you are the best

jihad AL

thank you Alex.

kaanth

Thank you Alex.

Nadir

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

Blu Codilla

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”

shining blue

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!

Perlamar

Even native speakers are confused about these prepositions.

Marcio de Moraes

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?

thanks

marcos.machado

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

Kristina Perez Duha

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

VictoriaValerievna

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

marieczarina

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

chivialoco

Thank you!

Nao Tsuboya

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

bantivj

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

farhiaomarr

Hi ALL !!!

Nikolya-lya

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.

mardy

I really like learning English on this web site

Apa57

thanks for your help

hakha

thanks for your help. it was a good lesson

hakha

Thank you teacher!

Phark1203

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

SimoneFerreira

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

Rapha20

thanks

adeltha

thank you for your explaination

ismailenglish

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

etshaaa

8/10 Srry brasil jeje

snow007

Thank you.

maanRhabeeb

i like your videos. thanks :D

Jessica Mariel

thanks so much

mado1990

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

rogeruchoa

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

tacagero

    explanation*

    tacagero

I got 80, thanks for your explanation.

Daniele77

What is the difference between the prepositions in and inside?

Coleman72

great lesson, thanks a lot

Vivimi

Thanks Alex, but…
If you work in a hospital

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

Tompa

Excellent lession, Thanks a lot!

jbartolop

Thank you!

malefa168

thank a lot alex keep going you are the best :) peace :)

mohammed555

can you please explain this to me- I saw a video on you tube. what’s the difference between these two statements- I WORK AT A BANK, SHE WORKS IN A HOSPITAL. why not she works AT a hospital? why not I work IN bank.

noah07jc

I hope more questions for this lesson,so i can practice more,I really excited with exam after learn something from you Alex.Because i hope testing my understanding.thanks a lot.

anphu.vp

Hi Alex,

I was studing the preposition and I did some excercices on the www. englishpage.com and unfurtunatelt bi made some mistakes.
Could you please explain me why they use the preposition like this?
If you could help me I appreciate that.

1. The professor said ON the first day of the course that there would be a big final test at the end of the semester.
2. I have been sitting here for more than an hour. If they don’t arrive IN the next ten minutes, I’m leaving.
3. We were really worried AT first because the banks were closed on Saturdays, so we couldn’t exchange money. But IN the end, everything worked out because we were able to exchange money at the hotel.
4. While they were hiking ON Ridgeback Mountain, Laurelle and Frank saw a bear IN the woods.
They have a small house ON a lake IN the countryside. When I visit them, I always love to sit ON the shore and watch the kids swimming IN the lake.
5. Mary stopped talkingIN the middle of her story, and suddenly started to cry. I think we were all crying BY the time she finished telling us what had happened
6. I need to give my parents a call. I haven’t talked to them FOR over a month.
7. The professor said ON the first day of the course that there would be a big final test AT the end of the semester.
8. We were really worried AT first because the banks were closed ON Saturdays, so we couldn’t exchange money. But IN the end, everything worked out because we were able to exchange money at the hotel.
9. I stood IN line for thirty minutes AT the ticket window IN the movie theater to get tickets for the film.

Thanks,
Deidre

Deidre Senra

Hi Alex.

I haven´t recived your answer with my question. Could you please helpe me?
If you prefer, my email is deidre_senra1@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
Deidre

Deidre Senra

Thank you Alex!!!!!

marzo

Impeccable ! C’est toujours clair et concis.
Bon vent, Alex !

beernaard

hi,Alex, i am Selina from GZ China. i can’t open your video in China. i really want to watch your video. so could you send your vid to me? My email address is 76324895@qq.com Thanks so much

SelinaChan

thanks!!! You’re an amazing teacher

bre4oliveira

Yehey!

Patrick R.

Thank you for this website it’s very useful

313739haneen

Hi, thanks a lot for the topic, I have a big doubt: I know I must to say “Laura isn´t studying at Cambrige University”, but can I say “Laura studies in the University”, I don´t Know if I have to use at too, or just when I´m saying the name of the place. I hope you can help me. thanks again.

Bethcapi

Thanks for this lesson

Barkha29

this video is not 100% clear….Rebecca video about the same topic is more clear and understandable…
example…on this video you say I AM AT JOHN HOUSE because is an specific place…but my apartment is also an specific place too so this let me so confuse, you know what I am saying?

amrpty

hey Alex, I got confused what should I say;
I got admission in university of xyz or I got admission at university of xyz???
waiting for your reply

Rising Star

Very Cool!

Marcelo vqvd

thanks

sanjay singh bisht

Thank you

ADAM33

Hey Alex, hope you are doing great.
I am a teacher of English from Morocco and was wondering if I can find a job in Canada teaching English.

boghettat

Hello! It is my first time that I write a comment here. Firstly, I am grateful to you, you’re amazing teacher. I can understand what you say and I am really motivated to learn more.
I wish yoi the best things. Bye bye!
God bless you ;) ;)

ClaudinhaLima

a well-done lesson, thanks!!!!

stefanoctt

Thank you God for this Web Site because I am learning!!

snacke2931

simple, you are doing a great job. Thanks a lot

valonip

Thank you very much sir

Simha143

Well Done. Thank you.

anuccmander

I got 3/5, but I understood my mistakes! Thanks for the lesson!

robi75

Good morning!

How about “interest”? How could I use the preposition?

thx

Juliano Peres

very nice Alex…thanks!!!

DylaCR

Hi
In this moment I am at home and in Chile

Jorge Godoy

100You got 5 correct out of 5.
:D

Om Kumar

Thank you

kheireddine007

is “in the theater” correct too??

mybaptism

4/5 :-(

ann ann

thank you very much to this lesson

MACHOZIJ

Good lesson, thanks

Sunny Muffin

Hi Alex …
But what about ‘bus’ and ‘ship’. Which of prepositions is more correct in this case?

Ex. ‘I forgot my beg __ the bus’

Silder

Hi alex, so why we cannot say :
” there’s a lot of people in the bus” and “I have 3 bedrooms in my house”

people are in the bus or on the bus ?

thanks

Lillyana

and ” i’m in school ” iir right but and why not ” im in home” ? it’s so confusing

Lillyana

nice lesson thank’s so much teacher alex

Marwan201090

Thank you sir.

JackSantos

thanks!

shihai182

THANKS

abhinav999k

Thanks you sr

Julio Antoine

thanks teacher i get 80% in test

Misfer26

Thanks a lot..;)

Hala Yousef

Thanks you professor!

Naxomaxp

I’m from France , I’m starting to understand these preposition , thx !!!

stocool

It’s great Alex
I really enjoy the lesson and quiz as well

Farhan Diwa

Thank you

nageswarimk

Thank you.

tennypa

Hello Alex…I am new here, but I really liked this page. I think you are an excellent teacher. Every topic is very clear to me…thaks for your classes.

johely

well done!

Sonkor

Hi….
I am standing in the balcony.
I am standing on the balcony.
I am standing at the balcony.

Are all the propositions used here correct? How do we explain the diff usages?
Pls help

Unnikannan

thank you very much

Aml Mounier

that wonderful class, and you showed excelents examples. easy and quick to learn also.

thank you so much for your attention with this details and thank you for the quiz either.

ronixsan1

thanks for this explication

phlivino

Many thanks

Alim0966

I like it!! I understood now!Thank you!

aline.lopes

Simple and efficient, love it! Thanks very much for the lesson. Engvid always showing us useful subjects.

Diego Fontes

Is my first time to get connected to your websit, i’m loving it.

Nelograneira

Alex, as an ESL teacher myself, I appreciate your method for presenting these 3 challenging prepositions. Please correct the subtitles: 2 times, theatre/theater was spelled incorrectly.

besteslteacher

Thank you sir I got 4

Trisye leong

Nice Lesson! Thank you so much Alex!

Jobson Almeida

thanks a lot
i am understanding them very well.

smrs3d

Hello Alex,
Please tell me which of the following is correct.
I went to the second floor.
or
I went on the second floor.

GurdeepKaur512
Only engVid members can ask questions and comment.
– or –