Please write to me on/at/to this address.

I think at would be more apt. But I'm not sure. My friend told me to. Please correct my doubt.


Here are over 600 written instances where "please write to me" and "this address" both occur in close proximity. I expect in every case the intervening preposition will be at.

That's because at is the "standard" preposition of place / location for a "point" location (others include in for an "enclosed space", and on for a "surface").

An address is a location, but it's not normally thought of as being in an enclosed space, or on a surface. There are exceptions, though - for example...

Don't send it to my New York office, because I'll be in England. My address in London is [blah blah].

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  • "I expect in every case the intervening preposition will be to." Really? to? or at? – J.R. Apr 23 '13 at 18:35
  • @J.R.: Ooops! I originally typed at, not on or to (must've had a brain fart while deleting superfluous text! :) – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 23 '13 at 20:24

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