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    Itasan is offline Member
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    Do the following sets mean the same thing?
    1-1. She reached Berlin on Tuesday morning.
    1-2. She arrived at Berlin on Tuesday morning.
    2-1. She finally reached the decision to do that.
    2-2. She finally arrived at the decision to do that.
    Thank you.

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    With 1-2, I'd use 'in' for the city. Otherwise, they mean the same to me.

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    Thank you very much, tdol.

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    Default Re: reach/arrive at

    hello,

    it is very common to take arrive at for getting into cities or countries or whatsoever.You may well use reach for the same meaning and it's well meant,too,but it is more common to see it with things like:I've reached the dog or I will reach my goal.
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    Carlos

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