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Memahami Penggunaan Preposition of Place

Prepositions of place adalah kata depan atau preposisi yang digunakan untuk menunjukkan suatu letak, tempat atau posisi suatu nomina. Preposisi yang sering dipakai adalah at, in, dan on.
Prepositions of place (at, in, on):
– at untuk menunjukkan posisi, letak, alamat yang jelas (point)
– in untuk menunjukkan tempat (dalam ruang), nama kota, negara dsb. (enclosed space)
– on untuk menunjukkan tempat di atas permukaan atau nama jalan (surface)

at (point): at the corner, at the door, at the the top of the page, at the entrance, at the crossroads, at 123 Majapahit Road in Surabaya etc.

in (enclosed space): in Surabaya, in the garden, in a box, in my pocket, in a building etc.

on (surface): on the wall, on the door, on the cover, on the menu, on a page, on Majapahit Road etc.

Contoh prepositions of place dalam kalimat:
– Jane is waiting for you at the bus stop.
– 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.
– The author’s name is on the cover of the book.
– There are no prices on this menu.
– I live on the 7th floor at 21 Oxford Street in London.

Berikut di bawah ini frase preposisi at, in, on yang menunjukkan lokasi (prepositions of locations) yang sering digunakan.
at: at home, at work, at school, at university, at the top, at reception, at class, at the office etc.
in: in a car, in a lift, in the newspaper, in the sky, in a row, in Oxford street, in bed, in the bedroom, in (the) class, in the library etc.
on: on a bus, on a train, on a bicycle, on a horse, on the radio, on television, on the left, on the way, on the plane etc.


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