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    #1

    any place with preposition or without preposition

    I'd like to learn which one is, grammatically or in daily English among native speakers, correct between the following three:

    1. Put it down any place you want.
    2. Put it down at any place you want.
    3. Put it down anyplace you want.

    Personally, I think No. 2 is correct, though.

    Thanks for your advice.

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    #2

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

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    Hi ! I prefer "2", because it is grammatically correct in standard english, so if you don't use the preposition "at" before "any place", it doesn't sound natural for the english native speaker. That's my opinion
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Apr-2017 at 09:23. Reason: Added "Not a teacher"

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    #3

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Axa1970 is incorrect. 2 is unnatural because of the inclusion of "at". Only 1 is correct. Note that most native speakers would say "Put it down anywhere you want/like". I suppose 3 could be acceptable for those who use "anyplace" - I don't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Axa1970 View Post
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    Hi! I prefer "2", because it is grammatically correct in standard English, so if you don't use the preposition "at" before "any place", it doesn't sound natural for to the native English native speakers. That's my opinion.
    Axa1970, please note my corrections above. Unfortunately, as you can see from post #3, your advice to the OP was wrong. It is admirable that you would like to help other learners but, for now, I suggest that you stick with improving your own English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Axa1970, please note my corrections above. Unfortunately, as you can see from post #3, your advice to the OP was wrong. It is admirable that you would like to help other learners but, for now, I suggest that you stick with improving your own English.
    Hi again! Yes I am not a teacher, but I did my best to answer that question, but thank you for correcting my words! I am terribly sorry about that.

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    #6

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    The phrase "any place" or "anyplace" does not need a preposition.

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    #7

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    The phrase "any place" or "anyplace" does not need a preposition.
    A: This is different from any place I've been to.
    B: Well, it's certainly not similar to any place I've been to.

    She didn't feel affinity with any place, other than her own country.

    Please tell us where you've been, including any place you've visited in the last fortnight.

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    #8

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    A:

    This is different from any place I've been to.
    B: Well, it's certainly not similar to any place I've been to.

    She didn't feel affinity with any place, other than her own country.

    Please tell us where you've been, including any place you've visited in the last fortnight.
    The prepositions are affiliated with the adjective, noun or verb though.

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    #9

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    Even so, the prepositions are needed in the above!

    What's "including" affiliated with?

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    #10

    Re: any place with preposition or without preposition

    "include" is not a preposition.

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