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The brown bears found At / In / On? [duplicate]

The brown bears found on / in/ at Kodiak Island are the largest in the world. Here's the prepositions that I will always get mixed up. on It is more likely to emphasize that bear was found on ...
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Should I use in, on or at for locations like this: "I am {on/at/in} the railway station"? [duplicate]

Which prepositions are correct? I am {on/at/in} the railway station. I am {on/at/in} square.
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Should I use "in" or "at" in the following sentence? "Join us at/in our Spanish patio." [duplicate]

Which should I use in the next sentence? Join us at/in our Spanish patio.
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I saw him at / in the station a few days ago [duplicate]

I saw him at / in the station a few days ago I saw a giraffe at / in the zoo yesterday. What should we use with saw (see)?
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ON or AT? "Our journey starts on the railway platform?" or "at the railway platform" [duplicate]

Can I write Our journey starts on the railway platform? Or does it start at the platform?
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In/at when we're talking about being physically present somewhere [duplicate]

I was in her housing complex yesterday. I was at her housing complex yesterday. I was at college when you called. I was in college when you called. In both cases, I'm talking about physically ...
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I will report to you "in" or "at" Blacktown Hospital? [duplicate]

I am confused about this sentence. Which statement is correct? I will report to you in Blacktown Hospital, at 8:00 AM. I will report to you at Blacktown Hospital, at 8:00 AM.
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"At the metro station" or "in the metro station" [duplicate]

Which preposition should I use for metro station at or in? "I was today at the metro station" "I was today in the metro station" As far as I know normally metro stations are mostly deep ...
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At and in when we talk about places/location [duplicate]

Which one is correct?: I was at the cinema yesterday. / I was in the cinema yesterday. I was at a concert yesterday. / I was in a concert yesterday. I was at the theatre yesterday. / I was in the ...
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Is it correct to say "You can buy tickets at the box office in the cinema" or "You can buy tickets at the box office at the cinema"? [duplicate]

Does "in the cinema" mean "inside the room in which films are shown" as shown in the above picture? Or Does "in the cinema" mean "inside the whole building including ...
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Difference between (in/on/at) "on court", "at school", "in all countries" [duplicate]

Using the three prepositions (in/on/at) when their use is related to the word after them is very confusing to learners. E.g. in these examples all the prepositions refer to a location: The players ...
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in/at a bank for different purposes [duplicate]

I have been told by a native speaker that "I am at a bank" is unlikely but are the following sentences correct in the given situations: "I am in/at the bank." =I am at the bank I ...
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there was an accident on dam neck road / there was an accident at dam neck road [duplicate]

How do you determine when to use which proposition? (in on at...) Its easy to say I'm sitting on a box or in a box But sometimes its confusing Like for example, do you say -I'm in school Or -I'm at ...
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For someone not native to English, can you give your simplest guide on how to choose when to use between "in", "on", and "at" (prepositions)? [duplicate]

I mean, I do read some articles about how to distinguish between those three, but I found that when I wrote stories or blog entries, the rules that I've read is impractical to remember. I found myself ...
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At or in? What's the difference? Which is more preferable? [duplicate]

Which one is correct and what's the difference? What would you say if someone asked you what you were doing yesterday: I was shopping at a convenience store yesterday. I was shopping in a ...
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