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    Re: pls check if this is correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    joey is visiting friends and family in the west coast this weekend

    Joey is visiting friends and family on the West Coast this weekend.

    The correct preposition is "on" because we use "on" for surfaces. The west coast is a surface. We say "on the coast" just as we say "on the beach" and "on the shore".

    As Anupum said, if it were a city that Joey was visiting, then we would use "in". We use "in" for spaces that are restricted, have limitations, or boundaries.

    Joey is visiting friends and family in San Francisco.

    We use "at" for locations.

    He's staying at Tom's place for three days, and then he's staying at his sister's place for four days.

    in - places with limitations, restrictions, boundaries
    on - surfaces
    at - locations
    Last edited by PROESL; 10-Oct-2009 at 00:58.

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