On / In / At English Club

English Club members are using these three prepositions when indicating English Club. Can we really use any of them?

Let's all define which one is really the correct one.

Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun. We use "on" when we are indicating the internet world. An example: "Nobody knows who you are on the internet." (Remember on Facebook, on Skype etc.) We use "at" before clubs. An example: "I saw him at the Laila Night Club yesterday." I have seen some people using "in the club" as well, I am not sure if it is correct. Well, about "in"... It seems like it is the most inappropriate one to use even though I also prefer "in".

What do you think? Which one is correct and which one do you use? Why?

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Brian Grover's answer:

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  • Im sure correct is IN

  • So, we use "in" to pretend that we are in the real world. :D Thank you for your explanation, Sir Josef.

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  • In mainly denotes “rest at”:

    PLACE: He lives in the country. He lives in Chicago. (BUT, He lives at 2300 Wabash Ave.)
    TIME: I’ll be there in an hour.
    MANNER: The child ran down the steps in tears.
    REFERENCE: In my opinion we need a referendum. They are happy in their marriage.

    On indicates proximity and position above or outside:

    PLACE: He sat on the fence.
    TIME: He was not thinking well on that occasion.
    REFERENCE: He asked my opinion on the matter.
    CONDITION: We’ll hire him on your recommendation.

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  • i refuse to use "in",because it is not the real life i mean it is  just a virtual place, English club it not a real place where we can stay(physically located),so i'm going to use on and ask about it later...

     

  • On .. coz it is site on internet ; )

  • "At" and "in" - to my comprehension "at" is used to specify a lieu ex: The dinner party will take place at.... followed by full address of the lieu, simply pin-pointing the exact location of a place without describing the exact position of the person or explaining what the person is related or have anything to do with that place. Now, as for "in", the person is somehow "inserted" into the lieu with a deeper placement to the said lieu and many times the statement gives a further reaction cause a further conversation, ex:

    "I saw her in the club" which indicates that the person is in the club building or it can mean also that the person is a member of the club,

    "I saw her at the club" - the indication is unspecified

    Another example: 

    "Hey, there is a meeting at the English Club at 10 AM today and we are going to meet people who are already in the club and those who are not and the topic will be on English Club's membership and facilities"

    I hope my explanation above is quite good and acceptable.  

  • Both? Do you mean on and in? Why?

  • Good topic!

    It will still be hard for learners to choose a proper preposition even after you've known all the ropes!

    • You are right Expector. There are many usages of prepositions. But, after understanding their simple logic, it becomes easier.

      Cheers!

    • When
      - At. Specific time. 5,00. At weekend.     It's small
      - On. Saturday.                                     It's big.                       
      - In. September.                                   It's the biggest                            

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