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"Jeder an der Börse dachte das."

March 16, 2013



Why "AN der Börse"? Are there other offices or institutions that needs "an" as preposition when an action is taking place there?


It's a collocation you have to remember. It's also used with 'Bushaltestelle' (fermata d'autobus). Another notable example of a prepositional collocation that confuses many learners: 'at court' (judicial) = 'vor Gericht', 'at court' (royal) = 'bei Hofe'. A little helper to remember it: we usually use 'an' for locations at rivers, lakes, the sea, ... The stock market is a place where your money flows away ;-)

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