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“Am Ort” vs “Im Ort” [duplicate]

Ich gehe an den Ort, wo ich mir die Haare schneiden lasse. Das ist der Ort, an dem ich geboren bin Why does the word "Ort" always uses the preposition "an"? If one uses "in" with Ort will it be ...
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When to use 'bei', 'an', or 'in' [duplicate]

Is there a general trend or rule of when to use bei, an, or in when you are mentioning a place? For instance this sentence: Der Zug hält am Krankenhaus. The train stops at the hospital. I thought bei ...
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Wir treffen uns .. “in der” oder “am” .. Musterstraße 3?

Welcher Satz ist richtig? Wir treffen uns um 10 Uhr in der Musterstr. 3. oder Wir treffen uns um 10 Uhr am Musterstr. 3.
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Using “nach” or “zu” for landmarks and similar

I had a little disagreement in my German class the other day regarding the use of nach and zu. We were practicing using nach and I said Ich fahre nach Disneyland. My teacher made this cringy face ...
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Richtungen und Ziele: Wir fahren “nach / in / zu / an” [Artikel] XYZ?

Ich bin Muttersprachler und habe keine Probleme das richtige Wort zu finden, aber wie bringe ich einem Fremdsprachler das bei: Wir fahren zu euch. Wir fahren zur Schule. Wir fahren zum Fussbalspiel. ...
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What exactly is the difference between “von” and “auf”?

My understanding is that they can both be translated "of." Digging deeper, "von" seems to mean "from." Von Deutschland. And "auf" seems to mean "out of." Auf dem Land. Is this correct or not?
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When to use “ins”?

I'm a little confused with the preposition contraction ins. As far as I know, it means in das, but I don't understand why it is used in this sentence: Sie fahren ins Theater. It feels like the ...
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When to use “bei”, “in” or “an” with a job description?

The following three sentences use the definite feminine nouns in dative case: Der Mann arbeitet an der Tankstelle. Sie arbeitet in der Bank. Er arbeitet bei der Post. Questions: When should I use ...
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Ich gehe morgen ins / aufs / zum Rathaus

Which preposition would you use in this sentence? Ich gehe morgen ins / aufs / zum Rathaus. I tried googling and I get a lot of results for each one. Is it regional? Or is there any difference in ...
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When to use bei, bei der, beim and in, im, in der?

Our lecturer split it into Institution: bei der, beim Firma: bei Stadt/Land: in Haus/Gebäude: im, in dem But I mix things up. How can "in Büro" be correct (is it a Stadt?)? Can anyone ...
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Correct cases in a composite complement involving more than a single preposition

Prepositions like an, auf, zwischen, vor and others can be used in a double sense: if you need to convey the idea of movement you need to use the accusative case along with them, while if the person/...
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Wie kommst du zu? / Wie kommst du in?

Is there any difference between Wie kommst du zu? and Wie kommst du in? Is any of them more formal? More common? I could think that it depends on the object, but I've seen them both very often, even ...
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Präpositionen bei Städten, Regionen, Ländern, Staaten und Inseln

Diese Frage wurde auch hier (auf Englisch) beantwortet: Everyday German: Asking for a bus-ticket Wie kann man erschließen, welche Präpositionen bei Städten, Regionen, Ländern, Staaten und Inseln ...
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What is the difference between in, an, and bei with buildings?

I would like to know the difference between these three statements: Ich war im Supermarkt. Ich war beim Supermarkt. Ich war am Supermarkt. And I would like to know when do we use "bei" ...
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Basic temporal and local prepositions questions

I'm doing my homework and there are some parts that I don't understand. Could anyone help me with the following questions on prepositions and case? The homework is attached below. Thanks. Why "in ...

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