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    using in, on, at

    I often feel difficulty in the correct usage of "in, on, at".
    Kindly guide me.
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: using in, on, at

    For a country, state or big city, you use 'in'. For a small place you use 'at'.
    For example:
    I live in Malaysia; he lives in Pahang; They live in New York.
    Ahmad lives at Kampong Chamang in Bentong.
    I was at home when he called.

    Others uses of 'in' 'at' 'on'.
    I put the book on the table.
    My brother took it and put it into the drawer.
    He was standing at the door.
    He aims at the mark.
    We agree to meet at noon.

    To know more, refer to a good dictionary.
    Last edited by bewise; 24-Feb-2007 at 22:37.

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    #3

    Re: using in, on, at

    'I often feel difficulty' should be revised to: 'I often have difficulty'.

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    Re: using in, on, at

    Welcome, bewise.

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