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Help with when to use 'a' vs. 'in'? (especially with regards to locations and phrases of time)

I'm having a really tough time understanding when to use which preposition in cases of being somewhere (like in the kitchen, at the theater, etc.) and in cases of time (like in July, in winter, etc.) and in multiple other scenarios. Is there a comprehensive guide for when to use what?

June 6, 2019

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You can read my comments in these old discussions about prepositions used with verbs of movement:

general overview
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26363810

enclosed places
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17402953

open places
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23183835

parts of a house
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19870520

cities, regions, countries, continents
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24040932

June 6, 2019

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For time expressions see:

Time expressions - part I - The parts of the day https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31949942

Time expressions - part II - The days of the week https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31957499

Time expressions - part III - The months and the seasons of the year
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31973723

Time expressions - part IV - Years and centuries https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32001266

June 6, 2019
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