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    242 37.99%
  • on

    51 8.01%
  • at

    326 51.18%
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    Default Re: Good

    Sadly, no. It's a very complex area where exceptions are as common as rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    "At" is correct, but "in" is also a proper choice. :wink:
    Tanks reg

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    Default Re: Good

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In British English, we don't use 'in' here much at all.
    I voted for 'in' but I'm following British rules in English.I'm not sure why we should not use 'in'.I want a clear explanation at this area.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Good

    hey there

    i always hear in specially in the movies

    so we can use both of them OKay --- thanx for saying Okay ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In British English, we don't use 'in' here much at all.
    Is this correct?
    1. He is good in English. - refers to the subject English, meaning 'He scores good marks'
    2. He is good at English. - refers to the language, meaning 'He uses English well'

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    He's good in English [class] to me says that he behaves well in English class, not that he makes good grades/marks. (As opposed to, "He does good in English", which to me means that he gets good grades/marks.)

    He's good at English says to me that he understands the language, OR that he's good at the class (and in English we don't always study English . . . a lot of times we're analyzing poetry or books), so it could also be that he's good at analyzing.

    Of course, these meanings are probably going to change on a person-to-peron basis, especially if you compare American and British English.

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    Default Re: Good

    ı think it must be "at" am ı right?

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    Default Re: Good

    always " to be good at"

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    at

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    Is this correct?
    1. He is good in English. - refers to the subject English, meaning 'He scores good marks'
    2. He is good at English. - refers to the language, meaning 'He uses English well'
    I think we use:

    He's good in english (informal)

    He's good at english (formal)

    I'm interested in your comments.

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