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    Why we can't say "at there"?

    My student says "at There" in a sentence: I met him at there.
    I told him not to use "at" before "there". But why we can't?

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    Re: Why we can't say "at there"?

    'There' means 'at that place'.

    We wouldn't say 'I met him at at that place.'

    (Note: 'Why can't we say?' - not 'Why we can't say?'

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    Re: Why we can't say "at there"?

    Thank you.
    I'll remember well "Why can't we say?".

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    Re: Why we can't say "at there"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    May I add my two cents to Rover's excellent answer?

    You might remind that student that a preposition (such as "at") always needs a (pro)noun or equivalent as an object.

    "There," however, is an adverb.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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