Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "At"

The meaning of "At" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does AT THE RATE WE GO THROUGH THESE THINGS, that place should give us a fifty percent discount mean?
A: Since they use the item so often, they should get a discount
Q: What does But AT THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM mean?
A: is just giving a contrasting/different point opposite to what has been said.
like saying "on the other hand", usually used to compare.
Q: What does AT YOUR FINGERTIPS mean?
A: Usually this idiom means that something is readily available to or accessible by you. For example, Yagami Light has people's lives at his fingertips because he possesses a note that can kill anybody. Or, we all have information at our fingertips since we all have smartphones now.

Example sentences using "At"

Q: Please show me example sentences with How to use Disappointed WITH / IN / AT / BY ?.
A:
1. I'm disappointed with you.
2. I'm disappointed in how you handled the situation.
3. I'm disappointed at how they handled that angry customer.
4. I was disappointed by how late my mother was to her own wedding.
Q: Please show me example sentences with How to use Disappointed WITH / IN / AT / BY ?.
A: with:
I am disapointed with the game last night.
I was disapointed with my brother.
In:
I am disapointed in you.
I am disapointed in them.
At:
I am disapointed at the thought of that.
I am disapointed at the idea of this.
By:
I was disapointed by the outcome.
I was disapointed by my progress.
Q: Please show me example sentences with AT THE.....
A: I am at the bank.
He is at the dentist.
They are at the beach.
Q: Please show me example sentences with When to use AT,IN e ON ?.
A: I will be at my friend's house if you need to find me
Q: Please show me example sentences with AT, IN and ON
I would like to know how to use it
thanks .
A: She is AT the store.
I drove IN the parking lot.
We sat ON the chairs.

Synonyms of "At" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between mad AT me and mad WITH me ?
A: There is no difference in meaning. “Mad AT someone” is more commonly used, because “with” implies both parties are mad and “at” implies only one party is mad.
Q: What is the difference between she banged away AT the piano and she's banging away ON the piano ?
A: in this case there really is no difference. I *think* it’s a dialectic difference based on which part of the US you live in. I could say the reverse like “she banged away on the piano” or “she is banging away at the piano” and it would pretty much mean the same, too
Q: What is the difference between A: I'm good AT ~
and B: I'm good WITH ~ ?
A: You are good AT skills and the things that use the skills. You are good WITH objects or other nouns.

Examples:
I'm good at baseball.
I'm good at swimming.
I'm good at sewing.
I'm good at playing cards.

I'm good with my hands.
I'm good with numbers.
I'm good with words.
I'm good with a scalpel.
Q: What is the difference between NO AT ALL and NOT AT ALL ?
A: The correct phrase is not at all. No at all doesn't exist as far as I know. Can you show me where you have seen no at all?
Q: What is the difference between "I worked AT a samll Korean restaurant" and "I worked IN a small Korean restaurant" ?
A: Would you like to be seated in the restaurant, or on the patio outside?

In is used to specify that you're referring to the inside of the the building. It's a subtle distinction, because, even if you're not seated inside, and you're eating on the patio instead, you're still AT the restaurant haha.

It's tricky.


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Translations of "At"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How do you use AT in english
A: I looked at him
The dog ran at the boy
Turn left at the street ahead
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? AT that time, there were not that much things that we could(can) do. Can or could which one is correct?
A: “Much” should be replaced with “many.” And “could” is the right word to fit in that sentence since the beginning of the sentence implies that it’s in the past tense. 🙂
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does it mean by " He was AT ODDS with his boss."
A: To be at odds with someone means to disagree with them
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? IN or AT this time of the year
A: At this time of the year

Other questions about "At"

Q: I work AT a nursery.
or
I work IN a nursery.
A: I've heard both and both sound natural to me, "at" is probably preferable but I hear "in" as well.
Q: I work AT a glasses shop.
or
I work fOR a glasses shop.
A: Either are understandable but ‘at’ is more commonly used I think
Q: to study AT 5th grade or to study IN 5th grade?
A: Usually we don't say either of these. The usual phrase: "...is in 5th grade". The studying part is implied. One unusual case when we would say "at", is when describing a person who is advanced or behind their expected level of education. If someone is 13 years old or 8 years old, you might say "He reads/writes at 5th grade level" to describe how the student is out of the ordinary.
Q: A: I'm not good AT ~
B: I'm not good WITH ~

When do you use differently 'At' and 'With'?
A: There are exceptions, but I think you will be safe if you do this:

at + ing-verbs
with + nouns

I'm not good at running.
I'm not good at swimming.
I'm not good at acting.

I'm not good with people.
I'm not good with words.

I'm not good with games.
I'm not good at playing games.
Q: When do you use "be good AT" and "be good WITH" ?

E.g.
"I'm good at math." and "I'm good with my hands."
What's the difference between them?
A: Usually,

"Good at" is used for activities. "Good with" is used for situations, people, and things that aid with activities.

"I'm good with numbers. I'm an accountant."
"I'm good with kids. I'm a nanny."
"I'm good with the ladies. I get lots of dates."
"I'm good with my hands. I'm a carpenter."
"I'm good with customers. I can help calm them down when they're angry."
"I'm good with helping lost tourists. I show them the way."

"I'm good at math. I'm a teacher."
"I'm good at babysitting. I love kids."
"I'm good at animation. I work for Disney."
"I'm good at calming customers down."

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