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    Default When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    I am too bad in these prepositions: In, on, at.
    I don't know when to use them.

    For example:

    "I didn't let you in/on/at beach." <------ Must I use IN, ON, or AT in this sentence?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnesteixeira View Post
    I am too bad in these prepositions: In, on, at.
    I don't know when to use them.

    For example:

    "I didn't let you in/on/at beach." <------ Must I use IN, ON, or AT in this sentence?

    Thank you!
    "On the beach" in that use.

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    Default Re: When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnesteixeira View Post


    "I didn't let you in/on/at the beach." <------ Must I use IN, ON, or AT in this sentence?
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'I didn't let you in/on/at the beach'.

    You could say 'I didn't see you on the beach' or 'I didn't see you at the beach.'

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    Default Re: When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'I didn't let you in/on/at the beach'.

    You could say 'I didn't see you on the beach' or 'I didn't see you at the beach.'
    I assumed that the OP meant that he stopped somebody from using the beach.

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    Default Re: When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    If the OP's job is to guard the entrance to a beach, then that's fine. Otherwise, I can't see how anyone could not let someone else on the beach. I wondered if perhaps it should have been "I didn't let you go to the beach" (perhaps what a parent says to a child).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: When to use the preposition IN, ON, AT ???

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If the OP's job is to guard the entrance to a beach, then that's fine. Otherwise, I can't see how anyone could not let someone else on the beach. I wondered if perhaps it should have been "I didn't let you go to the beach" (perhaps what a parent says to a child).
    It might also be a privately owned beach. But I agree, this is all speculation.

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