Determining prepositions

toloue_man

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I have a rather simple question to ask. Is it the verb or object of prepositional phrase that determines the required preposition?
 

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I think the teachers might ask you for examples, but I am not a teacher.
 

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So, take these examples:

Milad Tower is located in Tehran.
Milad Tower is located at Aftab Street.

Based on these examples, it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition. Is this rule always correct?
 
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I would use 'in' in both sentences, but I am not a teacher.
 

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it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition.
I think it is sometimes true depending on context, but I am not a teacher.

'Peter works in a factory.'
'John works on a farm.'
'Jacky works at a restaurant.'
 

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Based on these examples, it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition. Is this rule always true?

Please tell me that is the above-sentence true?
 

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There are certainly conventions of usage that depend upon the object of the preposition. In a car, on a bus, etc. But you can't say that this is a universal rule.

Much of the use depends upon the intended meaning as well. In the box, on the box, at the box, near the box, by the box, etc. are all possible.
 

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There are certainly conventions of usage that depend upon the object of the preposition. In a car, on a bus, etc. But you can't say that this is a universal rule.

Much of the use depends upon the intended meaning as well. In the box, on the box, at the box, near the box, by the box, etc. are all possible.
Now, I totally understand what you mean. To what extent do you think the type of preposition to be used depends on the main verb in the sentence?
 

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I think it depends on the intended meaning instead of the main verb, but I am not a teacher.
 
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