Many learners have questions about English grammar rules for using prepositions of place and time. We present a few simple guidelines to help you use the prepositions "in, on, and at" at the right times and places.
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VOA's Anna Matteo interviews colleague Kelly Jean Kelly on her recent expedition. This month Kelly followed the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hear some stories she brought back with her. And learn the difference among road trip, business trip and expedition, as well as other words! More
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