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Correct usage of ‘on’, ‘at’ and ‘in’ from a foreigner’s point of view

As a foreign English speaker who never really studied too much English grammar other than the basics at high school, I am often struggling to use the correct form in certain phrases. At being ...
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Which one is right — “He works at company X” or “in company X ”?

I usually use "at a company" but I have encountered some articles using "in a company", "in XYZ firm" or "in an organization". Which one is right?
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Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”?

My relative is a fairly big academic and works at a university. Is this correct? or should I have used in instead?
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Difference between “at” and “in” when specifying location

I am used to saying "I am in India.". But somewhere I saw it said "I am at Puri (Oriisa)". I would like to know the differences between "in" and "at" in the above two sentences.
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When do we use “arrive at” versus “arrive in”?

When do we use "at" and "in" with "arrive" talking about place, not time?
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“Studying PhD at the university” or “studying PhD in the university”?

Which of these two sentences is correct: I am studying PhD at the university. I am studying PhD in the university. Should I use "at" or "in"? Or is there no difference?
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“In school” vs “at school”

I sometimes get confused whether to use in or at. For example, Children were not at school yesterday, because yesterday was a holiday. Children were not in school yesterday, because yesterday ...
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“At” or “in” the office?

When do you use at the office? And when do you use in the office? What's the difference between the phrases?
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“In college” versus “at college” versus “at university” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”? It seems that only in the U.S. one says that they are or were "in ...
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“To work for” vs. “to work in” vs. “to work at” [closed]

Is the preposition in universal in conjunction with the verb ‘to work’ and can it be used with any organizations and businesses? For example: He works as a cook in a local hotel near here. ...
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Preposition usage: on, in, and at

Which is correct, "I worked on a project" or "I worked in a project?" Should I say "when I was at the university I studied math" or "when I was in the university I studied math?"
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“Got it at” or “Got it in?”

If someone asked you where you bought something, you could say, I got it at Walmart. but what if instead of referring to a store you were referring to a city? Would you say, I got it at ...
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Which preposition in front of “line” — “on”, “in”, “at”?

The result of a Google search for "error" and "PREP line" is: "error" "on line": 439,000,000 results "error" "in line": 60.600.000 results "error" "at line": 35,800,000 results While on is the ...
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“At hand” vs “on hand” vs “in hand”

What's the difference between at hand, on hand and in hand? At hand seems to me as if you have something in reach. On hand is if you have something in stock. And in hand can be used as if you have ...
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1answer
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“Position in/at/for your company”

Which is correct? I am writing to apply for the position of ____ in your company. I am writinng to apply for the position of ____ at your company. I am writinng to apply for the position ...
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Fire (at, on, in, to) target

How to correctly choose the preposition in "fire (at, on, in, to) target"?
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“At the beginning of the century” or “in the beginning of the century”?

At the beginning of the century. In the beginning of the century. How to clearly distinguish when to use at, or in?
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“proficient <in/at/with>” What is the correct usage?

Which preposition is correct in the phrase "proficient in/at/with English"?
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“At the beginning” or “in the beginning”?

Are both expressions "At the beginning" "In the beginning" valid and equivalent? The first "seems wrong" to me, but it has more Google results.
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“At” vs. “in” followed by a city name

Is it correct to use "at" followed by a place name (city, town, village, etc.)? I've been seeing phrases like "a hotel at Las Vegas" or "she was living at London" quite a lot recently. Is this a ...
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“In work” vs. “at work”

What is the difference between in work and at work? Does in work imply that the person is busy and immersed in his work? I am at work. He is in work.
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“To be in use” vs “to be at use” vs ”to be of use”

What’s the difference between “to be in use” and “to be at use”? I have impression that former states that something is being used, while the latter means something proves to be useful — the same as “...
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I am an intern of/in/at [company name]?

I want to say that I am doing my internship in/at [company name]. Please give me some more examples using the word "intern" or "internship". There seem to be differences between e.g. hospital and ...
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Usage of 'at' and 'in' for cities

As per my understanding, 'at' can be used for streets and specific address etc. and 'in' has to be used for cities. For eg. at Suite 101, Johnshon Avenue in London. But I see in a prominent ...
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“Good at” or “Good in” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “At” vs. “in” before verb "He is good in painting" or "He is good at painting" — which one is correct?
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“At” or “in”: Places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: "Got it at" or "Got it in?" When referring to a place, when does one use the preposition "at" and when "in" (such as "at school" versus "in school")?
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“Mr. Dill works ________ a big library” [closed]

I'd appreciate a clarification on when it would be best to complete this sentence with "at" and when with "in".