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I'm a Spanish English teacher.
I've got some doubts with the use of the prepositions "in" and "on" in the following expressions:
Is it correct to say "In the outskirts" or "On the outskirts"?
When do we use "in the corner" and when "on the corner"?
When do we say "city" and "town"?
 

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Say:
  • on the outskirts
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Say in the corner when talking about a room. Say on the corner when talking about a street where two sidewalks meet. :wink:

Whether a community is a city or a town generally depends on its size. If a town is over 100,000 in population it is a city. If it is under 10,000 in population it is a town.
 

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'On the outskirts' but 'in the suburbs'. ;-)
 
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