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    Default at/in the place.

    The police officials imposed curfew at/in the place where riots took place.
    Please help me to choose the correct option.

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    at the place

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The police officials imposed curfew at/in the place where riots took place.
    Please help me to choose the correct option.
    in

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    An outsider refers to: at the place of accident, at the place of crime, at the place of the event...

    Here, IMO, the sentence can be re-structured as follows:

    The police officials imosed curfew (on people) at the place of the riots.


    also: impose curfew on the place of the riots
    Last edited by bianca; 16-Jun-2007 at 22:48.

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    Standard expressions: (arriving) at the place of accident, at the place of crime, at the place of the event...

    Here, IMO, the sentence can be re-structured as follows:

    The police officials imosed curfew (upon somebody, rioters) when they arrived at the place of the riots.
    Any place can be seen as a point at or spatially in. In the example given here place can be seen as a point (at) but it is not really clear. So in can be used as well depending upon the speaker's view. Both arrive in and arrive at exist
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 16-Jun-2007 at 17:56.

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    Standard expressions: (arriving) at the place of accident, at the place of crime, at the place of the event...

    Here, IMO, the sentence can be re-structured as follows:

    The police officials imosed curfew (upon somebody, rioters) when they arrived at the place of the riots.
    Standard expression: to arrive in NY, in this neck of woods, in my house -- what are you trying to say, here, Bianca?

    The police officials imosed curfew (upon somebody, rioters) when they arrived at the place of the riots.
    -- it is a different story from that of Gary

    Hej da

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    To arrive 'in' a city, yes, but 'at' a place, 'at' my house, not in my house, at a certain destination and so on.

    The police imposed curfew aton the place of the riots. Do you mean 'in the place of the riots'?
    Last edited by bianca; 16-Jun-2007 at 22:43.

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    What I meant is that the police imposed curfew on the rioters at the place of crime.
    sounds nonsense to me

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    sorry about that...

    When you are inside the house, then it is Ok to say 'they arrived in my home/house'. But when not, it is 'at my house'.

    And Jamshid, I know that both 'arrive in' and 'arrive at' exist, but we refer to this particular example right now. Do you have an answer??
    Last edited by bianca; 16-Jun-2007 at 18:07.

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    Default Re: at/in the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    sorry about that...

    When you are inside the house, then it is Ok to say 'they arrived in my home/house'. But when not, it is 'at my house'.

    And Jamshid, I know that both 'arrive in' and 'arrive at' exist, but we refer to this particular example right now. Do you have an answer??
    I already answered Bianca it can be seen both ways. I would accept in and at in this particular case because it is not clear from the text. Where riots took place can suggest (spatial view) in a place rather than (point) at a place. Besides, "imposed curfew at the place" can suggest: this is the place where they made their decision of imposing the curfew in general and not necessarily imposed it on the place where the riots took place.
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