caught the thief < in / at / from > the corner of Cascade and Plum

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NightRider-Learner

Member
India-Punjabi
Hello friends, I need help.

The police caught the thief _____ the corner of Cascade and Plum Streets.
a. in
b. at
c. from

Why option C is wrong here?:confused:
 
  • NightRider-Learner

    Member
    India-Punjabi
    Ok lets take these examples (Are these correct?) :

    We purchased fruits from the market.

    The police caught the thief at the market.
     

    RedwoodGrove

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    But note that in the case of the market, you can also say: We purchased fruit at the market.

    The difference, in my view, is that with "from" you are envisioning an action that involves movement. You bought the fruit and are taking it away from the market. With "at" there is a static sense. The action or information is centered in one place and is not moving. Also, it happens to be a fairly set expression to say "We bought/purchased X from Y." "Who did you buy this watch from? I bought it from a guy who runs a shop at 4th and Vine."
     
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