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    #1

    I work on/at Mr. Smith's farm.

    I can say however either:

    "I work on a farm,"
    or
    "I work at a farm."

    (But only,
    "I work at ZYX[name of farm] farm."
    http://forum.wordreference.com/threa...e-farm.670173/

    Hi,
    According to the blue explanation 1 is wrong and 2 is correct. Yes?

    1. I work on Mr. Smith's farm.
    2. I work at Mr. Smith's farm.

    Am I right?

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    Re: I work on/at Mr. Smith's farm.

    "Mr. Smith's farm" is not the name of the farm.

    Mr. Smith owns a farm. Let's say for example that he calls his farm Green Acres (not every farm has a name).

    1. I work on Mr. Smith's farm. correct

    2. I work at Mr. Smith's farm. correct

    3. I work at Green Acres farm. correct

    4. I work on Green Acres farm. incorrect

    This is not limited to farms. Let's say Mrs. Smith owns an ice cream shop called Scoops:

    a. I work in Mrs. Smith's ice cream shop. correct

    b. I work at Mrs. Smith's ice cream shop. correct

    c. I work at Scoops. correct

    d. I work in Scoops. incorrect

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