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Prep Place Direction

  1. 1. Prepositions of place and direction<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Introduction The aim of the presentation<br />Prepositions of place- in / at / on <br />Prepositions of direction-to<br />Prepositions of direction -on (to)/in (to)<br />Conclusion<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />2<br />
  3. 3. prepositions of place- in / at / on <br />There are many words and phrases to express place in English, especially prepositions of place, for example ‘in , at, on, beside ‘and so on. We use ‘in/at/on’ usually.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />3<br />
  4. 4. prepositions of place- in<br />Use 'in' with spaces:<br />For example: in a room , in a building , in a garden , in a park<br />Sentence : there is a beautiful lake in the park.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Prepositions of place- in<br />Use 'in' with bodies of water: <br />For example: in the water, in the sea , in a river<br />Sentence: the diamond was thrown in the sea.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Prepositions of place- in<br />Use 'in' with lines:<br />For example: in a row , in a line, in a queue<br />Sentence: they are waiting in a line.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Prepositions of place- at<br />Use 'at' with places:<br />For example: at the bus-stop, at the door, at the cinema, at the end of the street<br />Sentence : you will see a big cinema at the end of the street.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Prepositions of place- at<br />Use 'at' with places on a page:<br />For example: at the top of the page, at the bottom of the page<br />Sentence: please write your title and name at the top of the page.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Prepositions of place- at<br />Use 'at' in groups of people:<br />For example: at the back of the class, at the front of the class<br />Sentence: They always chat at the back of the class.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Prepositions of place- on<br />Use 'on' with surfaces:<br />For example : on the ceiling , on the wall, on the floor, on the table<br />Sentence: a cup of water is put on the table.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Prepositions of place- on<br />Use 'on' with small islands:<br />For example: he has stayed on Maui for a long time.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />11<br />
  12. 12. In / at / on the cornerIn / at / on the front<br />In / at / on the corner<br />For example:<br />We say 'in the corner of a room', but 'at the corner (or 'on the corner') of a street‘<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />12<br />
  13. 13. In / at / on the cornerIn / at / on the front<br />In / at / on the front<br />For example:<br />We say 'in the front / in the back' of a car<br />We say 'at the front / at the back' of buildings / groups of people<br />We say 'on the front / on the back' of a piece of paper<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Prepositions of Direction: To, Onto, Into<br />1. The basic preposition of a direction is "to.“<br />To : signifies orientation toward a goal <br />For example: <br />Every morning, my sister go to school lonely. <br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Prepositions of Direction: To<br />When the goal is physical, such as a destination, "to" implies movement in the direction of the goal. <br />For example:<br />He turned to the girl quickly. <br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Prepositions of Direction: Onto<br />onto: signifies movement toward a surface<br />For example: The baby threw the pot onto the floor.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Prepositions of Direction: Into<br />into: signifies movement toward the interior of a volume<br />For example: The patient went into the doctor's office.<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />Preposition is vital in English learning, meanwhile , prepositions of place and direction often are used in our life. Asa English learner , we should understand and know how to use them clearly, I hope this presentation is useful .<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />18<br />
  19. 19. reference<br />English as 2nd language(2010)Preposition Use - in / at / on - prepositions of place [on line], available at :[accessed 19 Feb. 2010]<br />English resource site(2007) Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to) [on line], available at: http://www. [accessed 19 Feb. 2010]<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Thank you very much!<br />3/5/2010<br />--------Eileen<br />20<br />