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    Preposition

    He is good at English.

    We are not on speaking terms.

    Can I use 'in" in place of at and on in the above sentences. If not, then is there any specific rule or is it a custom?

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    Re: Preposition

    You will sometimes hear 'He is good in English (or other school subjects), but 'at' is much more common.

    We don't say 'in speaking terms' – it's just not colloquial; there's no rule about it.

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    Please note that a better title would have been He is good at English.

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