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What is the correct form?
"I sleep at the city" or "I sleep in the city"?
"I sleep at the farm", "I sleep in the farm" or "I sleep in the farm"?
I live in the suburbs, but I work in the city.Possible uses of on:
I live in the suburbs, but my job is in the city.
We got on the train to go to visit my grandfather, who lived on a farm.
My maternal grandparents lived on a farm in Missouri. My father's relatives lived on a farm in rural Arkansas.
He's not here, John. You might find him at the farm. (general location - and at the farm, he might be in the farm house, or in one of the fields, sitting on a tractor.)
We couldn't hold the fete in the park so we are holding it at Warwick Castle, in the grounds there.
'at' : indicating the general localtion
'in' : indicating within, within the boundaries of (something)
I'll meet you at the club : this could mean you will meet outside, or inside but probably inside
I'll meet you in the club: definitely inside.
'on' : on the surface of, on the grounds of
Ducks swim on ponds.
On our farm we raise pigs.
Put it on the table.
Sit at the table.
Put it in the table drawer.
Last edited by David L.; 17-May-2008 at 22:31.