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    Preposition/help
    Message from angrepa posted on 22-05-2018 at 01:00:08 (D | E | F)
    Hello,
    Exercise 118962 - sentence No. 7
    Why AT Singapore? Isnt the preposition IN used with big cities?
    Please, could you explain this to me? Id appreciate your answer.

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    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)
    Hello,
    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.

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    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)
    Hello,
    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)
    Hello!
    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!
    jonquille



    Re: Preposition/help from lucile83, posted on 22-05-2018 at 22:23:57 (D | E)
    Hello,
    I noticed that: Elton lands at Luton and Gwyneth checks in at Northolt where you land your private plane is a sign that youve arrived.
    From Evening Standard: Link





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