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Special Prepositions: 

 

 “In” is used with names of countries and large cities; “at” is used when speaking of local places and small cities.

Example: They live at Defence Colony in New Delhi.

 

 

“In” and “at” are used in speaking of things at rest; “to” and “into” are used to speak of things in motion.

Example: He jumped into the lake. He is in bed.

 

 

 “On” is often used for things at rest; “upon” is used for things in motion.

Example: The book is lying on the table. The dog jumped upon the table.

 

 

 “Till” is used for time and “to” is used for place.

Example: I was awake till 3 a.m. He walked to the end of the street.

 

 

“With” denotes the instrument and “by” denotes the agent.

Examples: He was killed with a gun. He was caught by the police.

 

 

“Beside” means “at the side of”, while “besides” means “in addition to”

 

 

“In” before a noun denoting a period of time means “at the end of”; “within” means “before the end of”.





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