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Common English Mistakes

.Good • He is good in Mathematics  • He is good at Mathematics  The use of the preposition in the first sentence is wrong. The correct preposition to use is ‘at’.

 Good for means having a useful effect on or beneficial for something or someone. .Good • Eating more vegetables is good to one. • Eating more vegetables is good for one.

you sit in it. .Sit • She sits in the armchair  • She sits on the armchair  If it is a chair with armrests.

. you sit on it.Sit • The boy sits in the stool  • The boy sits on the stool If it is a chair without armrests.

.In/at • They live at Australia • They live in Australia The preposition in should be used for countries.

.In/at • His plane landed at Muar • His plane landed in Muar Muar is a big town. the preposition in should be used.

.In/at • They arrived at the small fishing village of Palmsville. Instead of the preposition in. • They arrived in the small fishing village of Palmsville. the preposition at would be more suitable because Palmsville is a small fishing village.