The preposition “at” is used in expressing the particular location of an item or time an event happens, among other things. For example, we are at the lake. By saying this, the speaker is telling the listener that they are located near the lake.
Another example, we go to bed at nine o’clock. By saying this, the speaker is telling the listener the exact time they go to sleep.
How to use the preposition “at” in a full sentence
Simply put, “at” is used to describe an object’s location. This is similar to the preposition “in,” but not the same. Here are a few examples commonly used in English:
I am at work.
The store closes at 8:30.
Ren is at the park.
She was at the seashore.
Remember, English uses 150 prepositions, but, don’t let this fact frighten you, learning a few common phrases, such as in, on, at, above, under, and besides will make you sound like a native English speaker.
How Should I use the preposition “at” when speaking of time
The preposition “at, on” and “in” is used to express the time an event takes place.
“Am I in time for lunch?” ( By saying this, the speaker is asking the listener if the restaurant is still serving lunch.)
But, the response might be “We stop serving lunch at 2 PM”
You may also hear the sentence “Am I on time?”
Here, the response might be “You are late, the book shop closes at 1pm!”
These are all correct uses of language.
Examples of the preposition “at”
We will meet at the train station at 9:00 AM.
She is at the supermarket right now.
Q1: Try and make your own sentence.
Q2: What do you usually do when you are at home?
Q3: What activities do you enjoy like doing at a mall?
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