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    confusing prepositons

    Hi there,
    Can you show me the correct answer of the following sentnces?

    1. Peter is getting married at noon, but he finds at the church that the wedding rings are still in / at the jewellery shop.
    (Is 'in' and 'at' both correct? What is the difference between the two in this context?)

    2. Peter jumps into his sports car and drives up/ to Robert Road and then turns to / into Peterson road.

    Many thanks
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    Re: confusing prepositons

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can you show me the correct answer of the following sentnces?

    1. Peter is getting married at noon, but he finds at the church that the wedding rings are still in / at the jewellery shop.
    (Is 'in' and 'at' both correct? What is the difference between the two in this context?) I would normally say "at the jewellery store", but as you have "at" twice already in the sentence, "in the jewellery store" is better.
    You could well change the second one to "but when he got to the church he found..."
    2. Peter jumps into his sports car and drives up/ to Robert Road and then turns to / into Peterson road.

    Many thanks
    pete
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    Re: confusing prepositons

    Hi there,
    thanks a lot. But i still have questions.

    1. Then what is the difference between 'the wedding rings are still in the jewellery store' and 'at the jewellery store'?
    To my understanding, the rings are 'in the store', how can we use 'at'?

    2. Does 'up' in the following sentence mean 'along'? If, yes, why we can't use 'along'?

    e.g. Peter jumps into his sports car and drives up/ to Robert Road and then turns to / into Peterson road.

    thanks

    pete


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    Re: confusing prepositons

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    thanks a lot. But i still have questions.

    1. Then what is the difference between 'the wedding rings are still in the jewellery store' and 'at the jewellery store'?
    To my understanding, the rings are 'in the store', how can we use 'at'? Because in this context it is the concept of the jewellery store as a place. In the sentence, you could use either and both would be accepted as understandable.

    2. Does 'up' in the following sentence mean 'along'? If, yes, why we can't use 'along'? Well, yes, you can, but you didn't ask if you could.

    e.g. Peter jumps into his sports car and drives up/ to Robert Road and then turns to / into Peterson road.

    thanks

    pete
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