A preposition is one word which is usually followed by a noun or a pronoun.
Each preposition can play different functions. Different prepositions have similar uses.
Prepositions show how people and things relate to the rest of the sentence,
But how to choose from IN or A preposition?
We use IN
– With continents, countries,
– With addresses
– With islands
We use A
– With cities and towns
A New York
There are many cases where it is not possible to give a precise rule.
Here are some tips to help you memorise the use of these propositions.
WE USE IN
Means of transport:
With nouns ending in -IA
It may help to know that most of the nouns using preposition IN are female, most of the nouns using the A are male.
WE USE IN
WE USE A
With female nouns
With male nouns
Some Male nouns
Some female nouns
Very often preposition in the question is the same in the answer
Q: A che ora arriva Paolo?
A: A mezzogiorno
Q: In che stanza mettiamo il mobile?
A: In soggiorno
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