Prepositions Are Not the Enemy

I know what you’re thinking: There’s nothing Hannah’s not good at.

But, that’s not true – I ended the previous sentence with a preposition, which is a big no-no. Let me tell you a few other grammar mistakes I’m prone to. << also a preposition

I always misspell “sentance.”

  • I don’t know when to use effect versus affect
  • I used the wrong word/spelling last night (I’m in blue)

Now that it’s clear I’m not perfect, let’s dive into prepositions. I could have a series on this, but if you remember one thing, please remember to never end a sentence with a preposition:

Prepositions of Time: at, on, and in

We use at to designate specific times.
The report is due at noon.

We use on to designate days and dates.
My sister is arriving on Monday.
She’s having a party on the Thanksgiving Day.

We use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year.
She likes to drink black tea  in the morning.
It’s too cold in autumnto bike on the path outside.

Prepositions of Place: at, on, and in

We use at for specific addresses.
John Smith lives at 55 Boretz Road in Durham.

We use on to designate names of streets, avenues, etc.
Her farm is on Allder School Road.

And we use in for the names of towns, counties, states, countries and continents.
She lives in Sanford, North Carolina.

The store is based in Ireland.

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