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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    AT vs TO

    I've always thought that AT was a preposition used with static verbs, I mean, the main idea it conveys is NOT movement, for example: I' ll meet you at the train station indicates a POINT ,doesn't it?

    But yesterday I heard I arrived at the station at six... Shouldn't it be TO the station???
    What is the difference between using TO or AT in this case?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: AT vs TO

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalei View Post
    I've always thought that AT was a preposition used with static verbs, I mean, the main idea it conveys is NOT movement, for example: I' ll meet you at the train station indicates a POINT ,doesn't it?

    But yesterday I heard I arrived at the station at six... Shouldn't it be TO the station???
    What is the difference between using TO or AT in this case?

    Thank you!
    Arrive is not about the "movement". Sure it supposes the "movement" but "movement" is not the main idea. What matters for "arrive" is the "desinition" itself. That's why it is used with "in" and "at".

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    #3

    Re: AT vs TO

    We "travel to" and "arrive at" a destination.

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    #4

    Re: AT vs TO

    Thank you to both of you....though I think I need more practice...I would have never used AT in such case, what means that I cannot think as a native speaker....


    Thanks!!!!

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