Languages › English as a Second Language Prepositions of Place and Movement Share Flipboard Email Print English as a Second Language Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated October 20, 2018 IN Use 'in' with static (non-movement) verbs and cities, countries, states, etc.: stay in the USAwork in New York AT Use 'at' with static (non-movement) verbs and places: at the cinemaat workat home TO Use 'to' with verbs of movement such as go, come, drive, etc.: go to workdrive to California IMPORTANT NOTES The use of ' ' (nothing) With verbs of movement and the noun 'home' - He went home. - they drove home.With the verb 'visit' - She visited France last summer. Test Your Understanding Now that you have studied the use of in / at / to / nothing - as prepositions of place and movement, try the follow-up quiz to test your understanding. Prepositions of Place and Movement Quiz Study other prepositions: Prepositions of Place - in / at / onPrepositions - for / while / duringPrepositions of time and date - in / to / on / atNouns PrepositionsPrepositions NounsAdjective Prepositions Combinations - 1Adjective Prepositions Combinations - 2"Of" versus "from"