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English Grammar - Prepositions (Intermediate level)

Learn how to use the right prepositions in English sentences with this free online English grammar course.

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This free online English language course teaches about prepositions. Are you ever confused about which preposition to use in a sentence? Using English prepositions can be difficult for new learners. In this course, you will learn how to use prepositions correctly. The interactive learning content and audio recordings by native English speakers will also develop your English skills and get you used to the English accent.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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In this free online English grammar course, you will first learn how the prepositions 'in', 'at', and 'on' depend on the time you're talking about. You will learn to use 'at' for the time of day, 'on' for days and dates, and 'in' for longer periods of time. The course will also teach you to use 'in' to refer to positions and places, 'at' to refer to being close or beside a particular place, and 'on' to refer to being physically on top of something or doing something.

Next, you will learn to use 'in' to refer to positions and places and 'into' to indicate moving from one place to another place. You will study the use of the preposition 'by' to say how you do something, how you travel, and to say that something is done by somebody. Finally, you will learn that 'by' can also mean 'beside' or 'next' to something and that it can be used for indicating numerical calculations.

This Intermediate level English grammar course will make sure that you know your prepositions and eliminate guesswork moving forward. Its easy-to-understand outline, interactive learning content, and audio recordings by native speakers will also ensure that you enjoy the learning process. You will also develop your listening skills and make noticeable advancements in your personal and career goals. So, have a look at the course now and start learning your English prepositions today!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define how we use prepositions of time: in/at/on and provide examples.
  • List the rules for using prepositions for times, days, dates and longer periods.
  • Explain the differences when using in and on for times.
  • Explain why, in spoken English we often leave out 'on' before days.
  • Justify how using in + time is sometimes optional.
  • Relate how and when we use 'in' to refer to a particular position in a particular place.
  • Review the use of 'into' to indicate moving from one place to another.
  • Analyse using 'by' or 'with' when we say something is done by somebody.
  • State the reasons 'by' means beside/next to and is used in numerical calculations.


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