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    Location "in - at"

    Hey,
    Now I am in West street.
    Why have I used "in" preposition?
    When I say "I am at school" Why I must use "at" preposition? not "in" etc =)
    Please explain me when we use "in and at" when I want to say my location.

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    Re: Location "in - at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Hey,
    Now I am in West street.
    Why have I used "in" preposition?
    When I say "I am at school" Why I must use "at" preposition? not "in" etc =)
    Please explain me when we use "in and at" when I want to say my location.

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    (1) In the United States, you live on a street: John Doe lives at 4430 West Street.

    John Doe lives on West Street.

    (2) In the United States:

    (a) Where's Mona? She's at school right now. She will be home by 4 p.m.

    (b) Does George work? No, he doesn't. He's in school. (= he's a student).

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    Re: Location "in - at"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    (1) In the United States, you live on a street: John Doe lives at 4430 West Street.

    John Doe lives on West Street.

    (2) In the United States:

    (a) Where's Mona? She's at school right now. She will be home by 4 p.m.

    (b) Does George work? No, he doesn't. He's in school. (= he's a student).
    Can I get any grammar rule how to use it?

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    Re: Location "in - at"

    I'm afraid it's mostly memory when it comes to learning prepositions.

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    #5

    Re: Location "in - at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Can I get any grammar rule how to use it?
    Some basic rules for prepositions of place/location:

    AT: home/work/school/the theatre/the movies/the station/the airport/a party/a dance/a concert ( all preceding for a general area); the beginning/end/ name of a street (with a number/address).

    IN: towns,cities, countries/a car, a room, a house, a garden/bed/the air.

    ON: the table, the shelf, the floor, the ground/a bus, a train/the wall, the ceiling/the left, the right/ (name of a) street (without a number/address)

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    Re: Location "in - at"

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Some basic rules for prepositions of place/location:

    AT: home/work/school/the theatre/the movies/the station/the airport/a party/a dance/a concert ( all preceding for a general area); the beginning/end/ name of a street (with a number/address).

    IN: towns,cities, countries/a car, a room, a house, a garden/bed/the air.

    ON: the table, the shelf, the floor, the ground/a bus, a train/the wall, the ceiling/the left, the right/ (name of a) street (without a number/address)
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