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AT vs. IN (4)

17 / 03 / 2005

AT vs. IN (4): meaning and examples

Good morning. Many verbs have dependent prepositions. This means that if you use the verb with an object, you must use a preposition. The best way to remember these prepositions is to learn them together with the verb. Remember that after a preposition you must use a noun or a gerund (-ing verb form). Here are some verbs with the prepositions AT and IN: To arrive at It means: to reach a place when you have come from another place, Example: When you arrive at the airport, park the car and go to the arrivals terminal. To look at It means: to direct your eyes at something or someone. Example: Can you look at what I've written to see if it's correct? To stare at It means: to look at someone or something very directly for a long time. Example: I hate it when people on the underground stare at me. I find it so rude! To succeed in It means: to achieve something you wanted or planned to do. Example: I finally succeeded in putting up the bookshelf, although the instructions were not easy to follow. To specialise in It means: to be an expert or to concentrate your studies in a particular area. Example: He specialised in international relations while he was studying political science at university. To participate in It means: to take part in something. Example: Would you like to participate in our theatre group? We meet every Wednesday night. Tomorrow we will look at some adjectives used with AT and IN. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope you have a good day!


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