Podcast: Feelings

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Today I’m talking about feelings using adjectives and prepositions, for example ‘interested in’ and ‘sick of’.

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Use ‘To’, ‘At’ and ‘In’ with Locations

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The prepositions of location ‘in’, ‘at’ and ‘to’ are quite difficult for beginners to use and even some advanced learners make mistakes with the words. Here are some examples to show how they are used when talking about locations.

To

Use with destinations.

Let’s go to London.
Come to my house.

Don’t use with the verb ‘visit’.

Let’s visit to London.
Visit to my house.

Don’t use with ‘here’, ‘there’, ‘somewhere’, ‘anywhere’ or ‘nowhere’.

Come to here.
Let’s go to somewhere.

At

Use after a ‘be’ verb or gerund (~ing) phrase and before businesses, educational places, amenities

I’m at Harrods.
She was at school.
They’re meeting us at the park.

Don’t use with ‘here’, ‘there’, ‘somewhere’, ‘anywhere’ or ‘nowhere’.

I’m at here.
She was at there.
There meeting us at somewhere.

In

Use with cities and large buildings.

I was in Dublin last week.
I’m at the coffee shop in Suncoast Mall.

It can be used with ‘here’, ‘there’ and in some unusual cases with ‘somewhere’ and/or ‘anywhere’.

He’s in here.
You can’t go in there.
I tried to get in somewhere for university but I couldn’t get in anywhere.

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Time with prepositions

One thing a lot of people have problems with when describing time and action relationships is choosing the right preposition. Here is a quick guide.

on + date or day

I will arrive on 26th September.
Could you meet me on Thursday?

in + time period, such as seasons, times of day and months

Let’s meet in June.
Could you arrive early in the morning?
It’s very humid in Summer.

at + time

The meeting starts at noon.
Would you be able to get the train at seven o’clock?

no preposition with this ~ / tomorrow ~ / next ~ / today

Let’s meet this Friday.
I’m busy tomorrow.
What are you doing next week?
Do you have time to talk today?