Commonly used prepositions such as ‘at’, ‘in’, ‘to’, and ‘into’ are very useful in the sections speaking and writing. However, there are many English learners who make mistakes while they use all these words. For this reason, I am going to share with you some important notes in English grammar that can help you improve your English vocabulary as well as grammar section.
Following are the differences between ‘At’ and ‘In’
(A) ‘At’ is used for a thing having a motionless situation, while ‘In’ is used for a thing in motion.
1. I’m at home.
2. The train is in motion.
(B) ‘At’ is used for a small place, and ‘In’ is used for a place with a large area in it.
1. She lives at Shastri Nagar in New Delhi.
2. There is a famous battle field at Panipat in Haryana.
(C) ‘At’ is used for POINT OF TIME, while ‘In’ is used for a PERIOD OF TIME.
1.The plane will land at 7 am in the morning.
2. I will go there in the evening.
Now, we are going to see the difference between ‘In’ and ‘Into’ which are quite useful in English vocabulary.
(A) ‘In’ is used for a thing already lying inside something; however, ‘into’ is used for a moment.
1. There are eight girls in the class.
2. They jumped into the river.
(B) Both show motion. However, they are used according to the meaning of the sentence.
1. He went to market.
2. He jumped into the well.
Note: Both ‘to’ and ‘into’ have been used for motion; however, their meanings are different in both sentences.
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