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Function or Place 1
Grammar - information and contents
Certain words denoting places
in English can be used with or without the definite article following a
preposition. If the article is absent the word indicates the function of the
place rather than just the place itself when the article is present, e.g.:
He's at college = He's
He's at the college = He's at
the college building (probably doing something else).
For each gap choose one of the
prepositions below and one of the place words. Put them in with or without
the definite article depending on the meaning.
at, on, in, to - church, college, court (2), home, hospital, prison, school, town,
When I was a boy (1) ________________ I used to
play tennis. I used to love being (2) _______________ playing tennis all day,
but I failed all my exams because I didn't study. Then when I was 16 I decided to go (3) ________________
and prepare for the university entry exams.
Later when I was (4) ________________
doing my degree I got
into trouble when I went on a demonstration. There was a lot of fighting with
the police and I was arrested. When I appeared (5) ________________ I was fined Â£100 and conditionally discharged. I was very relieved as I didn't want to end up (6) ________________ and get a criminal record.
Soon after that I was in a night club (7) ________________
one evening and met a lovely girl who worked as a nurse (8) ________________. We fell in love and last week we got married (9) ________________ at the
end of our
>road. Now we're looking forward to a quiet life (10) ________________
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