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    in, on, at

    Hello guys I'm confused of using this prepositions...

    Kindly help me which is correct

    1. Market research from May 20, 2012 on Japan.
    2. Market research from May 20, 2012 in Japan.
    3. Market research from May 20, 2012 at Japan.

    Any tips on using this in, on, and at?

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    Re: in, on, at

    Quote Originally Posted by ranthrave View Post
    Hello guys I'm confused of using this prepositions...

    Kindly help me which is correct

    1. Market research from May 20, 2012 on Japan.
    This is probably the one you are looking for. It says that the market research that has been done is about Japan.
    2. Market research from May 20, 2012 in Japan.
    This means that the market research that has been done is located in Japan or took place in Japan.
    3. Market research from May 20, 2012 at Japan.
    I don't believe you would see "at" used in this way. We would use "at" when referring to a particular spot, such as the Koshien baseball park. We would use "in" when referring to a town or country or province. Neither of them would ordinarily be used when referring to market research.

    Any tips on using this in, on, and at?
    I hope this is what you are looking for.

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    Re: in, on, at

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    I hope this is what you are looking for.
    Sir, market research will be done on 2012 (future tense)
    Does tenses affect the prepositions "in", "on"?

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    Re: in, on, at

    Quote Originally Posted by ranthrave View Post
    Sir, market research will be done on 2012 (future tense)
    Does tenses affect the prepositions "in", "on"?
    No, I don't believe they would. But perhaps it would be clearer if you were to turn your phrases into full sentences. What exactly are you trying to say here?

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    Re: in, on, at

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    No, I don't believe they would. But perhaps it would be clearer if you were to turn your phrases into full sentences. What exactly are you trying to say here?
    I would like to conduct a market research on the year 2012 about customer satisfaction (telephone products and services) at different companies in japan.

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    Re: in, on, at

    Quote Originally Posted by ranthrave View Post
    I would like to conduct a market research on the year 2012 about customer satisfaction (telephone products and services) at different companies in japan.
    Do you mean "in the year 2012"? The sentence as it is written is not very clear to me. The word "on" and "about" could mean the same thing. What kind of a study is it -- and when?

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