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    Default He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    Can either word be used?

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    Default Re: He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    Can either word be used?

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    Generally 'on' would be used where I come from - if it is an actual island. If "XYZ Island" is actually the name of a city, then 'in' or maybe 'at'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 01-Oct-2013 at 14:40. Reason: minor typo

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    Default Re: He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    We mostly use on in BrE.

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    Default Re: He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    He lives in / at XYZ Island.

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    In the US, we mostly use "on".

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    Default Re: He lives in / at XYZ Island.

    And you can use in for groups of islands- in the Azores, etc.

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