at preposition (PLACE)
- Security checks have become really strict at the airport.
- She works on the checkout at the local supermarket.
- The two vans collided at the crossroads.
- Why wasn't Stephen at the meeting, then?
- Turn left at the traffic lights, and you'll see the hospital straight ahead.
at preposition (TIME)
- People in Britain legally reach adulthood at 18.
- Rioters hurled rocks and petrol bombs in clashes with police at the weekend.
- My last class ends at 4 o'clock.
- I always like to leave my desk clear at the end of the day.
- I was married with four children at your age.
at preposition (DIRECTION)
A1 in the direction of:
She smiled at me.
"Look at me! Look at me!" called the little girl.
- The old man clenched his fist and waved it angrily at us.
- She could no longer contain her anger and shouted at him uncontrollably.
- The talks are aimed at finding a mutually agreeable solution.
- She darted an angry look at me and I shut up.
- He fired six shots at the target, but his aim was terrible, and he missed all of them.
at preposition (CAUSE)
- There was a chorus of disapproval at his words.
- It was a courageous decision to resign in protest at the company's pollution record.
- He looked very disappointed at their decision, but did not argue.
- I cringed at the sight of my dad dancing.
- We were all delighted at the news.
at preposition (ACTIVITY)
I was never very good at sports.
He's very good at getting on with people.
- I'm not much good at knitting .
- Dave is normally very bad at remembering birthdays.
- I expected her to be better at French after studying it for so many years.
- Your mother's really brilliant at Scrabble.
- You're even worse at maths than I am!
at preposition (EMAIL ADDRESS)
- Granddad wrote 'at' in the address instead of the @ symbol - that's why it didn't work.
- Where is the key for 'at' on this keyboard?
- You missed out the @ in your email address.
- Hold down the shift key, otherwise you will type an inverted comma instead of an 'at' sign.
- Alternatively, you can email your order to email@example.com.
at preposition (AMOUNT)
50 units @ £4.75
- The costs of cleaning up the bay are estimated at $1 billion.
- We sell a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries at a very reasonable price.
- When you buy a new computer, you usually get software included at no extra cost .
- With inflation at 500%, the country faces a crisis of confidence.
- Water boils at 212° Fahrenheit and 100° Celsius/Centigrade.
at preposition (CONDITION)
- He felt completely at ease.
- He says he's at peace when he's walking in the mountains.
- Your father is hard at work in his study.
- They've been at war for the last five years.
- Of the ten men who escaped this morning from Dartmoor Prison, only two are still at liberty .
AtAt is a preposition. We use at to refer to time or place. We also use it to refer to activities. …
At: directionWe use at after a verb when we are talking about directing something towards another person or thing, often with verbs of perception and communication (smile at, shout at, wave at): …
At or at theWhen we talk about buildings, we often use at the to refer to the building itself. When we refer to the activity that happens in the building, we don’t use the after at or in: …
At, in and to (movement)We use to when we are talking about movement in the direction of a point, place, or position: …
Time expressions without at, on, inWe don’t normally use at, on or in before time expressions beginning with each, every, next, last, some, this, that, one, any, all: …