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    dido4 is offline Member
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    Default on / at the coast

    They move south every winter and usually arrive at the coast of Tainan around Oct.

    1.Can I use on instead:

    They move south every winter and usually arrive on the coast of Tainan around Oct.

    2.Are there the same meaning between these two words?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: on / at the coast

    I think 'on' would work there. Generally, we use 'on' for coasts, so it sounds fine. the reason for 'at' is the verb 'arrive'. We wouldn't say 'I have a house at the coast'.

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