I hope that all of you spent Easter full of fun and filled with joy.
In English tutorials, 'at' is said to be used when we think of a place or position as a point rather than an area:
e.g. at the window, at the table, at the door, at the next traffic light,etc.
Does this only apply to certain words?
Could I also say
1) I am standing at my father's car. (Meaning close to or by my father's car)
2) I am standing at the chair my mother bought yesterday. (Meaning close to or by the chair my mother bought yesterday)
3) Let's meet at the oak tree in front of the town hall at two. (Meaning close to or by the oak tree in front of the town hall)
4) My friends and I had a nice barbecue at the bridge on the riverbanks. (Meaning near by the bridge on the riverbanks)
considering these places or positions in these examples a point?
Greetings from the Alpine region
Last edited by Joern Matthias; 02-Apr-2013 at 15:02.