Nói chung, chúng ta dùng:
AT for a POINT (positions/locations) => địa điểm, nơi chốn, vị trí
IN for an ENCLOSED SPACE (inside) => không gian đóng/bao bọc xung quanh (bên trong)
ON for a SURFACE, for showing some methods of traveling => bề mặt, phương tiện đi lại...
at the corner in the garden on the wall
at the bus stop/the airport in London on the ceiling
at the door in France on the door
at the top of the page in a box on the cover
at the end of the road in my pocket on the floor
at the entrance in my wallet on the carpet
at the crossroads in a building on the menu
at the front desk in a car on a page
Jane is waiting for you at the bus stop.
The shop is at the end of the street.
My plane stopped at Dubai and Hanoi and arrived in Bangkok two hours late.
When will you arrive at the office?
Do you work in an office?
I have a meeting in New York.
Do you live in Japan?
Jupiter is in the Solar System.
The author's name is on the cover of the book.
There are no prices on this menu.
You are standing on my foot.
There was a "no smoking" sign on the wall.
I live on the 7th floor at 21 Oxford Street in London.
I hit my knee on the corner of the table. (on a surface)
There was a television in the far corner of the room. (inside the room)
There's a hotel on/at the corner of my street. (on a surface/at a point)
Lưu ý: Dùng giới từ chỉ nơi chốn "at, in, on" trong các cụm từ sau:
AT IN ON
at home in a car on a bus
at work in a taxi on a train
at school in a helicopter on a plane
at university in a boat on a ship
at college in a lift (elevator) on a bicycle, on a motorbike
at the top in the newspaper on a horse, on an elephant
at the bottom in the sky on the radio, on television
at the side in a row on the left, on the right
at reception in Oxford Street on the way
I love traveling on trains /on the bus / on a plane.
They do really goodfoodatthat restaurant. -> xác định nơi chốn/địa điểm
Ata sushi restaurant, you sit and the table moves!-> xác định nơi chốn/địa điểm
We had dinner ina restaurant. -> xác định vị trí bên trong nhà hàng
They stayathotels, eatinrestaurants, and buy things in shops. -> xác định nơi ở là "các khách sạn; xác định vị trí bên trong các nhà hàng.
Smoking is notallowedin this restaurant. -> xác định vị trí bên trong nhà hàng
He's in the food business: he works ina restaurant..-> xác định vị trí bên trong nhà hàng