Questions tagged [in-on-at]

for questions about choosing 'in', 'on', or 'at' in a specific context.

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Proper usage of in and at [duplicate]

In a newspaper headline-- The move on Azhar in the UNSC is welcome, but India must continue to engage with China. In is used as a preposition. But if I use at and re-write it as The move on ...
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“Wait at” or “wait on” or “wait in”?

He was waiting at a bus stop. To me, it's the only one that makes sense, but what about "wait on a bus stop" or even "wait in a bus stop"? I've heard "wait on a bus stop" a few times, and I saw it on ...
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Difference between 'at' and 'in'

Is at used for a small town while in is used for a big city/country? Take the following examples: I'm at home I'm at Houston. I'm in Texas I'm in Ghana
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Colby grew up “on” a cattle ranch in Texas [duplicate]

looking at English magazine, I found a example. Colby grew up "on" a cattle ranch in Texas. why not "in"? ranch is a place, isn't it?
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at IKEA or in IKEA?

I'd like to use the phrase: "Let's buy it at IKEA!" I'm not sure if I should use "at" or "in" in that particular case. Maybe both work? Is there any difference between them?
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Differences between in and on the market [duplicate]

"The monitors in the market" or "The monitors on the market". What is the right way? The software I use says "in" is wrong and it suggests "on". To give context: I am talking about the computer ...
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Short in front and short in back

I've stumbled upon Ray Bradbury's odd way of using prepositions in his book "Death is a lonely business". Cal, of course, had done that awful job. So I had several reasons to go visit. Cal, the ...
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Which preposition: “on”, “at” or “in”?

Soon I'll meet a native speaker and I'd like to know what expression is correct when I want to introduce an anecdote: at one occasion in one occasion on one occasion Thank you in advance....
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Carry at the back or carry on the back

I was little confused to use this preposition, in/on/ at in the sentences : 1) I carry my son at my back or I carry my son on my back. 2) I carry my son in the front or I carry my son at the ...
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I'm waiting for you ON/AT/IN the second floor?

what is the correct option when I want to sat that I'm waiting for someone ON / IN / AT second floor? a) I'm waiting for you on the second floor. b) I'm waiting for you in the second floor. ...
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Prepositions usage, “in” or “on” the user profile

What preposition should be used in this sentence: The information about gender is given "in/on/at" the user's profile.
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(In, On or At) GitHub?

What's the difference between say: "The project will be on GitHub", "The project will be in GitHub" and "The project will be at GitHub"?
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There is a wardrobe next to the bed at / on/ to /in the right

Which of the following are grammatically correct when a wardrobe is on the right side of the bed. There is a wardrobe next to the bed at the right There is a wardrobe next to the bed on the ...
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The leak is located in/on/at the pipe

I have to describe a technical system with several pipes. If I want to describe the location of leak, do I say: The leak is located in/on/at pipe number one? Which preposition is correct? There ...
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in/at your place, on/at your end

Is everything okay at your place? Is everything okay in your place? Is everything okay on your end? Is everything okay at your end? In the first example, are both the sentences grammatically correct? ...
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What preposition is better: “Christmas celebrations at (in) the International Space Station”?

I was browsing a set of photos from the ISS, with the crew celebrating Christmas, and decided to post a link on my Facebook page. Which preposition is it better to use in this caption to the picture: ...
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Should I use at, in or on here: “[At/In/On] the time line you can find”?

Which prepositions goes better in the below statement? [at/in/on] the time line you can find all info about latest events [in/on] our system. The time line is area on website, and I want add ...
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Should I say “I will come 'on' / 'in' / 'at' the time”?

Which of the following options is the correct one? I will come 'on' the time I will come 'in' the time I will come 'at' the time The context is: My friend: Dory please tomorrow be at the ...
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Which preposition should I use when defining a job position

Which preposition is correct in the sentence below? I want work in/on/at this position.
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Shall I use 'at' or 'in' or 'on' with a website?

If I want to say something like I watch videos at/in/on MIT open courseware. Shall I use 'at'/'in'/'on'? More generally, when talking about websites, which one shall I use?
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What preposition I should use here: “a job at/in/on/another Junior-engineer position”?

Speaking about a job. I've found a job at/in/on/another Junior-engineer position. What preposition would be appropriate here?
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Rules for “on”, “at”, and “in”: preposition of time

I have found the following usage of "on", "at" and "in" on the internet. Is there any other exception and/or rule for that? Prepositions of Time Use in for Months: in April / in ...
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Should I say “She is in the park” or “She is at the park”?

I am really confused. Which preposition is correct? She is in/at the park. They are in/at the park. I am in/at the park. Should I use in or at in these sentences?
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Is it in/on or at the wedding?

Is it IN the wedding ON the wedding AT the wedding Which one is correct? And how about the words concert? Are they the same?
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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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Prepositions in, on and at rules

I would like to know when to use each one of them. I mean, how is the right way to use in and on. Example: The gift is in or on the box And in and on are similar, but at is different. Anyway i ...
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on/in/at the beginning stage of something

Please help me figure out which preposition is correct and give me a reason. In China, students always use the book to learn alphabets in/at/on the beginning stage of learning English.
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“At the first of the month” or “on the first of the month”? [duplicate]

I'm writing documentation for a computer script I wrote. I'm wondering which I should say: The script should run at the 1st of every month. The script should run on the 1st of every month.
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(at/in/on) (-/a/the) restaurant

Consider the following sentence: "We will have dinner (at/in/on) (-/a/the) restaurant" I believe that if I mention restaurant for the first time, then I always must use "I am at a restaurant". So ...
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Preposition usage with locations on a webpage

For describing a section of webpage, for example, which should it be? ...logo at the top right of the page... or ...logo in the top right of the page... or ...logo on the top right of the ...
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On/in/at in regards to lines of a program

Say I have a program that swaps two variables: 1)read a 2)read b 3)buf=a 4)a=b 5)b=buf 6)print a 7)print b I want to say that I swap the values of a and b on (or should it be at or in?) lines 3-5 of ...
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“In”, “at”, or “on” an island

Which one is correct? There are high hills on Skye There are high hills in Skye There are high hills at Skye And is it the same if I replace "Skye" with "Iceland", "Greenland", or "...
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experience at/in/on high school levels

Are the prepositions at, in, on interchangeable here? If yes, do they all mean the same? I have student-teaching experience at/in/on (all) high school levels.
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Dates and times: “on”, “in”, “at”?

I’m often confused when I speak about times and dates. What is the rule for using on, in, and at in the following sentences? I will do it ___ Tuesday. We married ___ March. He returned ___ the same ...