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Message from angrepa posted on 22-05-2018 at 01:00:08 (D | E | F)
Exercise 118962 - sentence No. 7
Why AT Singapore? Isn´t the preposition IN used with big cities?
Please, could you explain this to me? I´d appreciate your answer.
Edited by lucile83 on 22-05-2018 08:12
Re: Preposition/help from frank00scap, posted on 22-05-2018 at 03:56:20 (D | E)
The preposition "in" is used with cities, towns, villages, hamlets, states, and countries. Size does not matter.
I live in New York City.
I live in a town of 5000 people.
I live in the village of Hermosa.
I live in a hamlet of only seven families.
I live in the State of New York.
I live in France.
Edited by lucile83 on 22-05-2018 08:15
Re: Preposition/help from lucile83, posted on 22-05-2018 at 08:18:26 (D | E)
AT is used because it is about a plane landing at Singapore (airport). ...IN would mean the plane lands in the town instead of the airport.
Re: Preposition/help from jonquille, posted on 22-05-2018 at 21:48:44 (D | E)
First, I will clarify that I am a native speaker of American English. So, my answer may be different from that of a British speaker. However, I, too, would have chosen "in" and not "at."
> It wasn't a direct flight and the plane stopped for five hours in/at Singapore. (in)
If the sentence had included "the Singapore airport," then I would have used "at."
In that sentence, you are stressing the fact that the plane is stopping at a particular location in Singapore.
Hope this helps!
Re: Preposition/help from lucile83, posted on 22-05-2018 at 22:23:57 (D | E)
I noticed that: Elton lands at Luton and Gwyneth checks in at Northolt — where you land your private plane is a sign that you’ve arrived.
From Evening Standard: Link
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