on preposition (ABOVE)
- A hovercraft travels on a cushion of air.
- Don't put your elbows on the table.
- Your dinner is on the table.
- The oil tanker ran aground on a mud bank in thick fog.
- They've built a new church on the site of the old one.
on preposition (CONNECTED)
- We get a lot of condensation on the walls in the winter.
- The article continues/is continued on page ten.
- There's a new Italian restaurant opening on the high street.
- She gave him a hit on the head that knocked him flying.
- We stayed in/at a hotel on the seafront.
on preposition (TIME)
A1 used to show when something happens（發生）在…時候
- They're driving to Scotland on Tuesday.
- Private cars are banned from the city on alternate days.
- Please make my excuses at the meeting on Friday.
- We're going on a shopping expedition on Saturday.
- We've fallen into the habit of getting up late on Saturday mornings.
on preposition (WRITING)
- It says on the label that no preservatives or artificial colourings have been added.
- Do you recognize the writing on the envelope?
- This morning's newspapers all carry the same story on their front page.
- He carved her name on a tree.
- See the article on page 4 for more details.
on preposition (TRAVEL)
- We're going across to France on the ferry.
- We fell asleep on the train and woke up to find ourselves in Calais.
- The railcard allows students and young people to travel half-price on most trains.
- I'll collect you from the station. Which bus will you be on?
- The crowd were surrounded by police on horseback.
on preposition (PROCESS)
- Sophia fell ill/was taken ill while on holiday.
- There are few indications (that) the economy is on an upswing.
- We won't be going on holiday this year - lack of funds, I'm afraid.
- The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage.
- He often goes away on business.
on preposition (RECORDING)
- The whole car can be modelled on a computer before a single component is made.
- He was clattering away on his old typewriter.
- She comes across really well on television.
- Some software can be configured to prevent children from giving out their phone numbers on the internet.
- Sound and pictures can be stored digitally, as on a CD.
on preposition (PAIN)
- She banged her knee on the edge of the desk.
- He smashed his elbow on the door.
- He scraped his hands on the pavement when he fell off his bike.
- The chef burned himself on the oven.
- She pricked her finger on the needle.
on preposition (TO)
A2 to or towards在；向，朝，對
- The road is the second on the left past the church.
- His words are an attack on personal liberty.
- Take the first turning on the left.
- They survived the onslaught of bombing on the village.
- We came on them in the wood.
on preposition (RELATING)
B1 relating to關於，有關；涉及
- He gave me a book on gardening for my birthday.
- I've got nothing to say on the matter.
- The second round of the quiz was on sport.
- The committee published a hard-hitting report on the bank's management.
- The committee voted on the proposal, and accepted it unanimously.
on preposition (MONEY)
A2 used to show something for which a payment is made付錢買…；在…上（花費）
- He spent all his savings on an expensive car.
- The council has some spare cash that it proposes to spend on public amenities.
- Steven squandered his inheritance on a series of risky business ventures.
- She made a lot of money on the sale of her house.
- They decided to buy the car on credit.
on preposition (NECESSARY)
- On what basis did you make your decision?
- The Republicans are relying on their agricultural policies to deliver the farmers' vote.
- The meaning of a sentence often depends on stress and intonation.
- He's either a hero or a villain, depending on your point of view.
- Our success rests on an increase in sales.
on preposition (INVOLVEMENT)
- I was on the final page of the book, when the phone rang.
- The athletes are on last lap of the race.
- "Is the shower fixed yet?" "I'm working on it".
- I'm on duty until midnight.
- I was still on my main course when everyone else was ordering dessert.
on preposition (FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
- She lived on £100 a week when she was a student.
- Have you got enough to live on?
- He gets by on a very modest salary.
- New employees start on a basic salary of £25,000.
- He's on commission only.
on preposition (FOOD/FUEL/DRUG)
- My new car runs on diesel.
- Some calculators run on solar power.
- Does your car run on unleaded petrol?
- The engine runs on high-octane petrol.
- He had converted the motor so that it could run on vegetable oil.
on preposition (NEXT TO)
B1 next to or along the side of靠近，挨著；沿著；在…旁
- Negotiations between the two countries are on the brink of collapse.
- A demilitarized zone has been created on the border between the warring countries.
- A new coffee shop is opening on the high street.
- The Aswan High Dam is on the river Nile in Egypt.
- The shop front occupies a very prominent position on the main street.
on preposition (MEMBER)
- He has been rewarded for his 20 years of service with a seat on the board.
- Police officers aren't usually allowed to serve on a jury.
- Being on the committee is one involvement I could do without.
- She is on the school's development committee.
- He was was of the experts on a panel appointed to investigate the accident.
on preposition (TOOL)
on preposition (AGAIN)
on preposition (COMPARISON)
on preposition (POSSESSION)
on preposition (AFTER)
› happening after and usually because of在…後；由於
on preposition (PAYMENT)
on preposition (FAULTY)
on preposition (POINTS)
on adverb (CONNECTED)
- She had on an orange skirt and pink tights.
- Put your pyjamas on now, please.
- I don't have any shoes on.
- The cover was on the swimming pool at the time.
- The bottle didn't have a lid on.
on adverb (OPERATING)
- Don't forget to switch the boiler on when you arrive.
- The lights are on, someone must be in.
- You always leave the TV on when you go out!
- Why hasn't the air conditioning come on?
- Turn the power on by flicking this switch.
on adverb (NOT STOPPING)
- I keep on thinking I've seen her before somewhere.
- Hang on a minute - I'll be with you in a moment!
- I'll leave you to get on then, shall I?
- The instructor went on and on about the importance of safety.
- She keeps going on about how tired she is.
on adverb (TRAVEL)
on adverb (PERFORMING)
- The orchestra came on to a warm round of applause.
- What time are you due on?
- The lights dimmed as the band came on.
- His job is to warm the audience up before the main act comes on.
- The headline act is due on at ten o'clock.
on adverb (MOVING FORWARD)
- Keep your ticket - you'll need it later on.
- Genes are the instructions by which parents' characteristics are passed on to their children.
- I hear you've moved on to higher things.
- You go on, I'll catch you up.
- We drove on through a barren, rocky landscape.
on adverb (HAPPENING)
- Is there anything good on at the theatre at the moment?
- It's worth checking to see if the match is still on.
- Having found a replacement venue, the concert is now back on.
- Check the website to see what's on.
- Are we still on for a game of tennis this afternoon?