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    #1

    ''to'', ''at' or ''in'''?'

    ''Harry never had been to London before''.
    And what is the difference of using those prepositions, besides?

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    Re: ''to'', ''at' or ''in'''?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishloverlover View Post
    ''Harry never had been to London before''.
    And what is the difference of using those prepositions, besides?
    The preposition "to" is correct but your word order is wrong.

    Harry had never been to London before.

    "In" and "at" don't work in that sentence. What did you mean by "besides"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: ''to'', ''at' or ''in'''?'

    At least in AE, "in" also works. The idea is that the person is inside the geographic limits.

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