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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for



 
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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:36 am   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

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ESL/EFL Test #96 "prepositions of time: for, ago, since, on, at", question 1

I graduated from college ......... 2002.

(a) since
(b) on
(c) in
(d) at

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #96 "prepositions of time: for, ago, since, on, at", answer 1

I graduated from college in 2002.

Correct answer: (c) in

Your answer was: correct
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What are the rules in using the prepositions in, on, at, since, for?

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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:48 am   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

Could I suggest you read material I have written for the site, which may help you with the use of prepositions.

Grammar Lesson: Spot the preposition
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/48/index.html
Grammar Lesson: Prepositions or "How I got that Job"
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/4/index.html

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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #3 (permalink) Fri Mar 19, 2010 18:37 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

Dear Alan,

I'd like to knoe why we say "to graduate FROM the college or University"

Is the preposition AT wrong here?
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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #4 (permalink) Fri Mar 19, 2010 18:45 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

Hi Raperonzolo,

I think that the use of 'at' suggests in the sentence that you are still there 'at' the college/university. The point is that the speaker has now left the college/university and that's why we would use 'from' in the sense of having gone from the college with the degree/qualification.

I hope that makes sense.

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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:39 am   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

hi alan,

I'am a novice here and i dont know if i'am on(i dont know if i'm right using ON or i rather say IN..please correct me if i'm wrong) the right thread..well i just want to ask when will i be using on,in or at in a sentence? thanks in advance
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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #6 (permalink) Thu Dec 02, 2010 13:27 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

I need elementary questions with the prepositions in, on, under, beside, behind, over, of, from, between, among. Can anyone help me now?
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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #7 (permalink) Thu Dec 02, 2010 13:32 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

Where could I find questions about those prepositions?
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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #8 (permalink) Thu Dec 02, 2010 14:28 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ai627/esl-test.php
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ai628/esl-test.php
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ai629/esl-test.php
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ai630/esl-test.php

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How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for #9 (permalink) Wed Jan 19, 2011 18:34 pm   How to use the English prepositions: in, on, at, since, for
 

Dear Alan,

I read your essay and found some confusing prepositions;

At the end of Sunday I had decided it was going to be the car.
In the end I had convinced myself that this was the best choice because after all the job was to do with cars.

What's the difference between the two? "At the end of sunday" and "In the end".

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