Areas of Study

Developed by Terry Coye for the Gallaudet University English Department

In = Large Areas: Continents, Countries, Cities, Towns, etc.

  • I live in South America.
  • I live in Germany.
  • I live in New York.
  • I live in South Dakota.
  • I live in Plains, Georgia.

On = Street Names, Island Names, Floors

  • I live on Fifth Avenue.
  • I live on South Capital Street.
  • I live on Long Island.
  • I live on Samson Boulevard.
  • I live on Park Road.
  • I live on the fourth floor.
  • I live on the floor above you.

At = Numbered Addresses, Institutions

  • I live at 241 Fifth Avenue.
  • I live at 9 Suiter Place.
  • I live at 9234 South Capital Street.
  • I live at Gallaudet University.
  • I live at this hospital.
  • I live at home.
  • I study at school.
  • I work at the capital.
the animated image to identify expressions of place

Animation by Koon Wei Ho

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