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buys meat at/from the market

 
 
Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 07:39 am
My mother buys meat at/from the market.

I think it should be 'at', but don't know me why.

Thanks.





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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 03:33 pm
@tanguatlay,

Strictly speaking you buy it from the vendor, at the market, but either would do.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 05:06 pm
Most Americans would say something to the effect of: "I bought that meat at the market." but would then say: "This meat is from the market."
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 05:06 pm
@tanguatlay,
By the way, your sentence would be typical American usage. Prepositions are annoying and bizarre in just about any language.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 10:41 pm
@tanguatlay,
Either would work in this case.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 10:50 pm
@JTT,
Thanks to all of you.
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