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    #1

    correct preposition

    There are some curtains at the windows.
    Is the preposition "at" correct?

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: correct preposition

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: correct preposition

    I would probably say 'on.' (AmE)

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    #4

    Re: correct preposition

    You will also hear "in" in BrE.

    I have curtains up in two of my windows and blinds in the other three.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: correct preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I would probably say 'on.' (AmE)
    That sounds very strange to me, a speaker of BrE.

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    #6

    Re: correct preposition

    Hello.

    It's pretty strange that in AmE we can hear "on" whilst "at" and "in" we can hear in BrE.

    So, my question is:
    If I write a letter (my exam) and I want to use sentence like that, what should I use exactly?

    Anyway, I'd say "I have beautiful certains in my window". But my question is quit interesting.

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    #7

    Re: correct preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That sounds very strange to me, a speaker of BrE.
    No more so than "at the window" sounds strange to us.
    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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