I am concerned about what preposition I should use in this sentence.

We met at an event. or We met on an event.

Basically, when I have to use prepositions for places I get really confused between "on" and "at". Sometimes I even wonder if it should be "in". So can you please teach me how and when to use these 3 prepositions for places?

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    In general: at a place and on a date. I met her on Tuesday at the station. But: I met her on Tuesday on the roof or on the beach. ON is for places you stand on. I met her on the dance floor. BUT: I met her at the dance. You have to start and feel the difference. It takes times, give yourself a break. :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 17:22

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Definitely "at an event" but "on holiday" or "on a training course". That would be consistent with going to an event but going on holiday or a course.

  • Yes, to meet someone on holiday, on a training course. In addition to: on the roof or on the beach, for example.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 17:23

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