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    Default good at/in

    He good at/in English.

    Can either preposition be used? If so. what is the difference in meaning?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    He good at/in English.

    Can either preposition be used? If so. what is the difference in meaning?

    Thanks in advance.
    both are correct, no difference

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    Default Re: good at/in

    I'm not sure there's no difference; there's certainly a difference in usage. For example, someone is good at tying knots. Usually, you can use either when referring to something you do in school though.

    But even there, I detect a slight difference in meaning.

    'John is good at history. Whenever there's a test, I know he'll do well. He's attentive in class, and always does his homework..'

    'John is good in history. He has consistently achieved marks of above 17/20.'

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