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    in, on, at?

    Hi native speakers,
    I don't know whether I should use 'in', 'on' or 'at'?

    1. There is a temple in/on/at Peterson's Road.
    2. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Road.

    3. There is a temple in /on/at Peterson's Street.
    4. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Street.

    5. There is a temple in/on/at the road.
    6. There is a temple in/on/at the street.

    Peter.


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    Re: in, on, at?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi native speakers,
    I don't know whether I should use 'in', 'on' or 'at'?

    1. There is a temple in/on/at Peterson's Road.
    2. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Road.

    3. There is a temple in /on/at Peterson's Street.
    4. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Street.

    5. There is a temple in/on/at the road.
    6. There is a temple in/on/at the street.

    Peter.
    You use "on" with every sentence. If you specified a specific address for either the temple or cathedral then you would use "at".


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    Re: in, on, at?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi native speakers,
    I don't know whether I should use 'in', 'on' or 'at'?

    1. There is a temple in/on/at Peterson's Road.
    2. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Road.
    ## Peterson Cathedral is located at 225 Peterson Road

    ## You will find Peterson Cathedral in Peterson Road

    3. There is a temple in /on/at Peterson's Street.
    4. Peterson Catheral is located in/on/at Peterson's Street.
    ## Peterson Cathedral is located at 223 Peterson Street

    5. There is a temple in/on/at the road.
    6. There is a temple in/on/at the street.

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    #4

    Re: in, on, at?

    I am not a native speaker. I learnt it at school that all three prepositions are possible in the sentences --- they are very much dependent on the meaning that the author would want to convey.

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    Re: in, on, at?

    Hi native speakers,
    It seems that British English is different than American English concerning the use of 'on' and 'in'.
    What is difference between 'on' and 'in' in the following sentences?

    1. There is a temple on Peterson's Road.
    2. You will find Peterson Cathedral in Peterson Road

    Many thanks

    pete


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    Re: in, on, at?

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi native speakers,
    It seems that British English is different than American English concerning the use of 'on' and 'in'.
    What is difference between 'on' and 'in' in the following sentences?

    1. There is a temple on Peterson's Road.
    2. You will find Peterson Cathedral in Peterson Road

    Many thanks

    pete
    I find it hard to believe that Sentence #2 is valid in British English but it certainly isn't correct in North America (Canadian or American English)

    Here is a summary of the rules as I understand them


    From: Prepositions: Locators in Time and Place
    Prepositions of Place: at, on, and in

    We use at for specific addresses.
    Grammar English lives at 55 Boretz Road in Durham.


    We use on to designate names of streets, avenues, etc.
    Her house is on Boretz Road.


    And we use in for the names of land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).
    She lives in Durham.
    Durham is in Windham County.
    Windham County is in Connecticut.

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    #7

    Re: in, on, at?

    Hi there,
    Thanks a lot.
    What do you think, Anglika?


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    Re: in, on, at?

    I think my sentence is just fine.

    Q: Where will I find xxxx? A: Where will I find Selfridges? You will find it in Oxford Street.

    Where will I find Harvey Nicks? You will find it in Knightsbridge.

    Where will I find the post office? You will find it in the High Street.


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    Re: in, on, at?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think my sentence is just fine.

    Q: Where will I find xxxx? A: Where will I find Selfridges? You will find it in Oxford Street.

    Where will I find Harvey Nicks? You will find it in Knightsbridge.

    Where will I find the post office? You will find it in the High Street.
    I guess there is a difference with north American English and British English in this respect.

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    Re: in, on, at?

    Hi British native speakers,
    Regarding the following sentences mentioned in this thread. What is the difference between 1 and 2 with respect of 'on' and 'in'?

    1. There is a temple on Peterson's Road.
    2. You will find Peterson Cathedral in Peterson Road

    How about the following sentences?
    3. A temple called Rinpochi is in Peterson's Road or on Peterson's Road?

    pete

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