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Prepositions. IN = dentro, em, no, na After cities, states, countries and continents. Ex.: I live in Brazil. We stopped in/at Curitiba on the way to SP.

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1 Prepositions

2 IN = dentro, em, no, na After cities, states, countries and continents. Ex.: I live in Brazil. We stopped in/at Curitiba on the way to SP. To indicate de position DENTRO. Ex.: in the drawer. Period of the day. Ex.: In the morning. Months without days. Ex.: in September. Months with years. Ex.: in May, 1987.

3 Seasons. Ex.: In (the) Summer! Years. Ex.: In Centuries. Ex.: In the nineteenth century. In front of streets. Ex.: She is in Nereu Ramos street. (British English) Theyll arrive in a few minutes/hours/ week/moths. (time that will take) Im in the corner. (no canto) In front of the weekend. Ex.: I travel in the weekend. (British English) Outras combinações possíveis p. 111.

4 ON = sobre, em, no (a) To indicate de position EM CIMA. Ex.: The papers are on the desk. In certain places/words: on the island, farm, beach, the screen, TV, the train, ship, plane, ground, second floor, bus, the telephone, the radio. In front of streets. Ex.: I live on João Dreschler street. (American English) In front of the weekend. Ex.: I work on the weekend. (American English)

5 Days of the week. Ex.: on Saturday. Months + Day. Ex.: My birthday is on May 7th. Months + Day + Year. Ex.: on January 10th Special Days. Ex.: on Easter Sunday. Period of days with adjectives. Ex.: on a cloudy night. Outras combinações possíveis p. 112.

6 AT = junto a, em, no, na, à To certain places. Ex.: at the airport, the door, the chalkboard, Marys house, home. Im at/on the corner. (na esquina) Address with number. Ex.: He works at 450 Main street. To schedules. Ex.: at 3 pm. Meals. Ex.: At dinner. With feasts. Ex.: At Christmas.

7 In the expressions: at night, present, the moment, the same time. Ability, price and age. Ex.: Im good at Portuguese. She bought this car at a good price. At the age of 16 she just thought about her car. Outras combinações possíveis p. 112.

8 Some Situations He is at the club. (jogando) He is in the club. (dentro do prédio) She is at the theater. (Assistindo a uma peça) She is in the theater. (dentro do prédio) I woke up in the night. (durante a noite) I cant sleep at night. (à noite) I arrived in time to see the show. (em tempo) The bus left on time. (na hora certa)

9 With go, come, get and arrive we dont use any preposition. Ex.: Im going home. INTO = para dentro de Ex.: The thief is going into the jail.


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