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    Xenon32 is offline Newbie
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    Cool In/on/at

    Could sombody to explain these prepositions please? what are the correct sentences?
    I live at the top of the hill.
    I live in the top of the hill.
    I live on the top of the hill.
    I live in Reynosa City.
    I live on Reynosa City.
    I live at Reynosa City.

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    Re: In/on/at

    Hi,

    I live on the top of the hill.
    I live in Reynosa City.

    These are the two sentences I would use. I was going to give you a detailed explaination as to why but my English Grammar covers two pages explaining why. So, I will have to leave it to someone better versed in grammar than I, to give you a full explaination.

    HotWombat

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    Re: In/on/at

    Quote Originally Posted by Xenon32
    Could sombody to explain these prepositions please? what are the correct sentences?
    I live at the top of the hill.
    I live in the top of the hill.
    I live on the top of the hill.
    I live in Reynosa City.
    I live on Reynosa City.
    I live at Reynosa City.


    I agree with hotwombat and I`ll add the following:

    I live on the top of the hill [on is used to show position on a horizontal/vertical surface]

    I live in Reynosa city.[in is used to show position within land-areas : towns, countries,states, counties, countries and continents]


    Prepositions of place

    AT - used to show a specific place or position
    e.g. Someone is at the door
    I used to live at 21 Regent Street.
    She is waiting at the bus stop.

    ON

    a] used to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface.
    e.g. The cat is on the mat

    b] used to show position on streets, roads, etc.
    e.g. I used to live on Regent Street


    IN

    a] used to show that smth. is enclosed or surrounded

    e.g. The cat is in the garden.
    He is in his car.
    Put it in the box.

    b] used to show position within land -areas [ towns, states, counties, countries, continents]
    e.g. I used to live in London/ California...]

    See also:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handou.../eslprep2.html


    See you,

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    Re: In/on/at

    Hi Xenon,
    I live on the top of the hill.
    I live in R. city.
    Why not numerate sentences? It would be much simpler to tell - #3,4 are correct.
    Regards

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