Hello, which preposition is correct in this sentence.
Her son died at the front / on the front / in the front.
Thanks in advance.
Is this an idiom? I've never heard it used in used a way.
I can think of sentences where each preposition is used with 'front', but they all require something more after - the front X.
He died at the front door.
He died on the Western Front - as TheParser gave
He died in the front room.
Apologies if this is an idiom I just don't know of.
Yes, it refers to being in a war, in the thick of the hostilities. At the front.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.