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in/at the playground

 
 
Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2009 09:54 am
They enjoy playing on the swings in/at the playground.

Is the above sentence correct? Which preposition should I use?

Thanks.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2009 10:07 am
at the playground
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2009 05:22 pm
@tanguatlay,
Try to think for yourself what each preposition means, Ms Tan. Though it's sometimes difficult to decide which preposition to use, there is a meaning for each one that has allowed Chai [and other native speakers, to decide which to use.
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2009 02:25 am
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Try to think for yourself what each preposition means, Ms Tan. Though it's sometimes difficult to decide which preposition to use, there is a meaning for each one that has allowed Chai [and other native speakers, to decide which to use.


Thanks, JTT

I think if the speaker were watching them playing there, 'in' should be used as he and they were in the playground. Hence, in the above sentence I wrote, I think it should be 'in' although Chai advises the use of 'at'. This is with due respect to Chai. I stand corrected, of course.
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