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  • Hi, my name is Rebecca from 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: 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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English Grammar - Prepositions to say where you live: AT, ON, IN

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