English Grammar - Prepositions to say where you live: AT, ON, IN

Do you live ON Main St? AT Main St? IN Main St? Learn how to answer basic English questions about where you live with the right prepositions. I'll teach you how to use "in Los Angeles", "at Hill St", "on the 6th floor" and more. This is an important lesson for beginners and a great review for all levels. Take the quiz on this lesson here: TRANSCRIPT: Hi, my name is Rebecca from www.engvid.com. Sometimes the most basic questions can cause us confusion. Why? Because when you have a question like: "Where do you live?" you need to know which preposition to use to answer the question correctly. So let's look at the board so that you can learn to answer this question correctly and confidently. So, suppose you need to give your address, the actual number where you live, the number of the house, then you say: "I live at 35 Hill St." Okay? -"Where do you live?" -"I live at 35 Hill St." So when you're giving the number with the street name, remember to say: "at". If you're just asked: "Which street do you live on?" Then you can say: "I live on Hill St." So when you're only giving the name of the street, use the preposition: "on". Now, just for you to know and remember: there are many words which basically represent the word: "street". You could have something like: "Street, Road, Avenue, Drive, Boulevard". Okay? "I live on Hill St.", "I live on San Fernando Rd.", "I live on Fairfax Ave.", "I live on Riverside Dr.", "I live on Hollywood Blvd." Okay? I don't, but hypothetically. All right? Next, if you're asked: "Where do you live?" as in the city or the country, then you have to use a different proposition. Then you have to use the preposition: "in". So: "Where do you live?" -"I live in Los Angeles.", "I live in California.", "I live in the U.S." Okay? So if you're mentioning the city, the state or the country then you want to make sure you use: "in". So: "I live at 35 Hill St. I live on Hill St. I live in Los Angeles." Okay? "At", "on", "in". Here are a few other points that sometimes you need to mention some more detailed information. There also, you need to know which preposition to use. So: "I live at the intersection of Pine and Maple Streets." So you have two streets, and you live close by so you can say: "I live at the intersection of Pine and Maple Streets." Okay? Or if somebody asks you: "Which floor do you live on?" You can say: "I live on the 15th floor.", "I live on the 6th floor." All right? And last, you might also sometimes need to give this information and you can say: "I live in an apartment." If you're in England, you might say: "I live in a flat." You could also say: "I live in a house." All right? So these are the three basic prepositions: "at", "on", and "in" that you need to answer the fundamental question: "Where do you live?" Now, to review that, next I'll be giving you a little exercise so you can practice what you've learned. All right, so we have two people here, Lucas and Sarah and we're going to ask them: "Where do you live?" And you help me to figure... fill in the blanks and to know how to answer the question. "So Lucas, where do you live?" So he says: "I live in Miami." Okay? Next one is: "the 6th floor" so what does he say? "I live on the 6th floor." "Where do you live?" "92 Bird St." So what does he say? "I live at 92 Bird St." -"Where do you live?" -"I live in Florida." "Kendall Dr.": -"Where do you live?" -"I live on Kendall Dr." "Where do you live?" "An apt": "I live in an apt." Okay? Now we know all about Lucas. Let's go to Sarah. "Sarah, where do you live?" "65 Oxford St." So she says: "I live at 65 Oxford St." "Where do you live?" "London": "I live in London." "Regent St.": "I live on Regent St." "A rented flat": "I live in a rented flat." "The 10th floor": "I live on the 10th floor." And: "Where do you live?" She wants to answer: "England" so she says: "I live in England." All right? The only way to learn these is to practice them a lot. Put down information like this and try to see if you can put in the right answers. All right? If you want some more practice, you can also go to our website: www.engvid.com and there you'll have a chance to do a quiz on this topic. So good luck with your English. Thanks for watching.

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Can your explain this one...?? i enjoyed in the party or i enjoyed at the party which one is correct ?
I was born on 27 March or at 27 March or on the 27 March?
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What about these sentences I live on my friends house I live at my friends house Which is more specific??? When you are talking about your friends house I bet on my friends house How about you guys??
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What's correct answer IN THE STREET or ON THE STREET?
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Thanks ma'am. I had problems of at,on,in.now it's solved.
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I have doubt in Sarah column, regarding Regent st. Which is the correct one, on regent st. or at regent st.?
Wow you're amazing and very articulate Intructor. Before, I was making letters without standard steps to the point I got lower score in this section, as far as I rate myself I know I can make it the next exam. Thanks to you Ma'am ,you're such a generous one who shares your brilliant knowledge
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Don't use blackboard. Word is not see clear espresso English. Net type use screen then your effectively.
Thanks Teacher,...but how to use ONTO, WITHIN...?
Hi teacher your pronunciationis very prettycan you make more videos for spoken English
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You didn't explain when to use these preposition in general terms like why do one use on for streets, why not at?or in?
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Hello Teacher ! I'm from Brazil. That is a very good classe. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation. See you next class.
Thnx Rebecca , this Video is so helpful .
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I want to learn about all the tenses and when what condition they are being used.
Hi lovely teacher! I love your lesson because it's very teached and fluently. Thank you very much for teaching English Grammer me :)
Thank you teacher i had trouble using them
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I dont Know why is more easy for me understand the american english than the british
Is it correct" freezing at bed?"
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Mam my comman mistakes in spelling mistakes and also in sentence formation may you give any suggestion
Which is the correct preposition to (planet)? for ex: we all human beings live in the same planet; or on the same planet? thanks!
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Not in BrE. Here we say I live IN …. road.
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Hi Rebecca ! I hope you are well in fact I would like to know more aboutchangewords as noun to verb using the particle "to
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Great vídeo. Excellent teacher. I understood everything. You speak clearly. I want to watch more vídeos of this teacher. Blessings!
Maybe somebody does want to practice this lesson?
Thank you for your explanation Rebecca! But I have a confusion - I wanted to know what preposition should I use while saying I live in Smmamish which is a town/city in Seattle .Would love to hear from u back. Thanks!
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What i understand that : (at) is used for very specificpoint in time or space , (on) used to small unspesific , & (in)used to large unspesific like *in the 70's*on 1999*at 12th apr 1999 < is my assumption true >
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Can someone answer this Dont turn your back __ me ?? is it in, me or on ??
What about "playing on me" (it's not a surface) and what is the difference between "trust in me and trust on me" Thanks
Hi Rebecca, your preposition lesson is really impressive. It's widely helpful for me. But I just want to know about "In favor of." What is that mean and how can I use that phrase? Thanks.
Dear Mam, Your explanations are very clear. Please explain whether I should use WITH  in the following sentence or it is correct as it is without WITH. "The child plays marbles or The child plays with marbles"
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The girl is angry with /on her father which is correct

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