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    Si tuvieran que decir: "Hoteles en Washington"
    Qué es más correcto: "Hotels IN Washington, or hotels AT Washington"
    ...and if possible explain why.
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    Hotels IN Washington

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    No hay una explicación lógica. Pero, hay que usar "in" con ciudades.

    Y hay que usar "at" con direcciones, y "on" con calles.

    Use "in" con mes o año, pero use "on" con una fecha entera.
    Y use "at" para decir la hora.

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    ¡Que buena pregunta, elcigarra! Es lo que siempre me complica...

    Muchísimas gracias Mariaklec por la explicación, fue super clara.

    ¿Y como es para barrios o localidades dentro de una ciudad?
    ¿Uso "At" como si fuera una dirección o "in" como si fuera una ciudad?

    ¡Gracias una vez más!

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    If I am in Manhattan (un barrio de la cuidad Nuevo York) puedo dicer.... I am in Manhattan, on 30th street and I will meet you at/on the corner of 30th and West End avenue in 10 minutes at exactly 2 o'clock!

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    And then there's:

    I'm in school. (I'm a student.)
    I'm at school. (I'm in the school building.)

    I'm at the hospital. (I'm in the building, visiting or working.)
    I'm at the zoo. (I'm visiting the zoo.)
    I'm at the circus. (I'm watching the show.)
    I'm at the jail. (I'm there but I'm not a prisoner.)

    I'm in the hospital. (I'm a patient.)
    I'm in the zoo. (They put me in a cage.)
    I'm in the circus. (I'm a performer.)
    I'm in jail. (I'm locked up.)

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    Meet me in April, on April 1st. Be on time so we can get to the theater in time to see the previews.

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    I’m at (or in) the office on a Sunday because I’m the church treasurer. I’m at (or on) the computer, and I’m glad to get in on this thread. It never was the big words that caused the problems; it’s the little prepositions. When I’m working on (sometimes at) something in Spanish, I often find myself at odds with and lost in a maze of prepositions such as a, en, and de. Fortunately, I have several ins (personas conocidas en el grupo que pueden ayudarme) at the forum.

    On, at, and in may be hard, but I suspect out, up, and off are worse. As in Spanish, they combine with verbs to create essentially completely different verbs.
    Last edited by gernt; 03-07-2010 at 02:28 PM.

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    Mariaklec and Gernt, you two rocks!

    I just added your posts here to your reputations.

    Thank you very much.

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