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    Angala is offline Junior Member
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    Wink Confused between "in'' and "at"

    Hello,

    Could you give me the rules about using "in" and "at"?
    Thanks you!

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    Default Re: Confused between "in'' and "at"

    This is too broad a question, Angala.

    Try writing a few sentences containing these words and we will comment on your understanding of them.

    Rover

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    Post Re: Confused between "in'' and "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This is too broad a question, Angala.

    Try writing a few sentences containing these words and we will comment on your understanding of them.

    Rover
    These a few sentences :

    I'm searching on the net .

    You may surf in forum .
    You may surf
    at forum.

    I
    wasin kitchen.
    I
    was at kitchen .


    Greetings


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    Default Re: Confused between "in'' and "at"

    surf the Net/Internet
    You can find all kinds of information on the internet.

    Sam went into the kitchen to make a pot of tea.
    She is in the kitchen making a meal.


    I'm not sure about 'surfing a forum' but here are some wikipedia examples:

    Poor understanding of differences in values of the participants is a common problem on forums.
    Rules on forums usually apply to the entire user body.
    One common faux pas on Internet forums is to post the same message twice.
    Users sometimes post versions of a message that are only slightly different, especially in forums where they are not allowed to edit their earlier posts.
    send private messages in the forum.
    visit the forum
    Occasionally an administrator will disallow visitors to read their forum as an incentive to become a registered member.



    And some information on how to use in/ on/ at:

    IN

    France, Paris
    the kitchen (rooms)
    a shop, a museum (buildings)
    a park, a garden (closed spaces)
    a car
    February, June
    winter
    2004
    morning, afternoon, evening (NOT night)


    ON

    a bike, a bus, train, plane, a ship (NOT car)
    the floor, a table, a shelf, the balcony, the roof, the wall (surface)
    March 1st (dates)
    Tuesday, New Year's Day, Valentines Day (days)


    AT

    wchool, home, work, university, the airport, the station, a bus stop, a party, the door
    6 o'clock, half past two
    Christmas, Easter (festival periods)
    night
    the weekend
    Last edited by nyota; 06-Mar-2011 at 20:42.

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    Default Re: Confused between "in'' and "at"

    WHat is the preposition for confused?!

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    Default Re: Confused between "in'' and "at"

    confused about

    1. If you're confused about anything, phone me.
    2. She was utterly confused about what had happened.

    Longman (1), Oxford (2)

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