Prepositions ielts writing and speaking exam tips

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the proper use of the prepositions "in, on, at" when indicating time and place. IELTS Training 101

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Prepositions ielts writing and speaking exam tips

  1. 1. The Proper Use of Prepositions When Indicating Time and Location http://www.ieltsexamstips.com IELTS EXAMS TIPS
  2. 2. When indicating TIME/PLACE – in, on, at GENERAL - IN Use the preposition “in” when indicating time and a place in general. For example: PLACETIME centuries (the 1800s) decades (the 80s) years (1970, 1980) country (Prague) city (Cebu City) neighborhood (Chinatown)
  3. 3. Example sentences: TIME PLACE Inflation rate was very high in April and June. The board of directors has decided that a brand ambassador will be introduced in two weeks time. The Sinulog festival is one of the most popular events in Cebu City. The cheapest clothes and bags are in Chinatown.
  4. 4. When indicating TIME/PLACE – in, on, at More Specific - ON Use the preposition “on” when indicating a more specific time and place . For example: PLACETIME days (Monday, Friday) weekend date (April 1, 2013) streets (Oxford Street) avenue (Jones Avenue)
  5. 5. Example sentences: TIME PLACE Paolo will visit the cemetery on Sunday. Trecia and Celine have decided to watch a movie on April 2, 2009. The Davao office of JRooz Review Center Inc. is located on Bonifacio Street. Nelly bought her bag on Jones Avenue.
  6. 6. When indicating TIME/PLACE – in, on, at Very Specific - at Use the preposition “at” when indicating a very specific time and place . For example: PLACETIME 9am Two o’clock 6pm address (143 Elmer Street) specific place (the store)
  7. 7. Example sentences: TIME PLACE Christine wants to meet April at two o’clock. The final game for UP’s volleyball tournament will start at 6pm. Katniss lives at 143 Seam, District 12, Panem. James and Peter will meet at Gerry’s Grill to celebrate George’s birthday.

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