Prepositions of movement

Prepositions of movement

At and in

At and in can also be used as prepositions of movement, but they're used to show the purpose of the movement.

For example:

I threw the paper in the bin.

 Let's have dinner at my place.

When used after some verbs, the preposition at also shows the target of an action:

 The bowler was sent off for throwing the ball at the umpire, instead of to the batsman.

!Note - a lot of sites say that around and round are the same, but there can be a difference, especially in BrE. If someone says "they were running around", it implies the movement is erratic.

For example: Children tend to run around at school.

 In BrE when we use "round" we imply a more definite purpose and a more circular movement.

For example: The athlete ran round the track.