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    Prepositions: in, at, on

    Hello. I am a little confused about the following prepositions: in, at and on.

    1) At the grocery store I heard one of the employees say: "You will find that in aisle 3." Is that grammatically correct? Shouldn't the preposition 'on' be used here? If not, why?

    2) Is the sugar 'on' the table or 'at' the table? Please explain why.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Prepositions: in, at, on

    In aisle three is right. It ON the shelf IN the aisle mentioned.

    The sugar is ON the table. It's on the surface of the table.

    You can be ON the table too, if you're standing or sitting on it. Otherwise, you sit AT the table.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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