In, at, on

Мы говорим, что кто-то присутствует at каком-то событии. Например: `at a party/at a concert/at a conference /at a football match’:

– Were there many people at the party / at the meeting?

– I saw Jack at the football match / at the concert on Saturday.

Мы говорим:

At home

At university

At the seaside

In bed

On a farm

At work

At a station

At sea

In hospital

At school

At an airport

In prison

– I’ll be at work until 5.30 but I’ll be at home all evening.

– Julia is studying medicine at university.

– We’ll be arriving at 9.30. Can

you meet us at the station?

– Tom’s father is in hospital.

– Have you ever worked on a farm?

Вы часто можете употреблять in или at при указании здания. Можно сказать in a hotel или at a hotel; вы можете поесть in a restaurant или at a restaurant. Обычно мы употребляем at, когда указываем на место, где происходит событие :

– We went to a concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

– The meeting took place at the company’s headquarters.

– `Where were you last night?’ `At the cinema.’ / `At the theatre.’

Мы говорим at someone’s house:

– I was at Tom’s house last night.

Мы употребляем in, когда имеем

в виду само здание:

– The rooms in Tom’s house are very small.

– I enjoyed the film but it was very cold in the cinema.

Обычно мы употребляем in с городами и деревнями:

– Tom’s parents live in Nottingham.

Однако вы можете сказать at, когда город или деревня является пунктом следования:

– Do you know if this train stops at Nottingham?

– We stopped at a pretty village on the way to London.

Когда говорят о прибытии в страну или город, то употребляют arrive in:

– When did he arrive in Britain / in London?

Когда говорят о прибытии в другие места или на мероприятия, то используют arrive at:

– What time did he arrive at school / at work / at the hotel / at the party?

Мы говорим arrive home :

– When did he arrive home?

In, at, on