in/during/at this cold festival

arueng

Senior Member
CHINESE
Don't catch a cold in/during/at this cold festival.


Hi,

Can I use any three of the prepositions to fit in the above? If yes, are they about the same? Thanks.
 
  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    Don't catch a cold in/during/at this cold festival.


    Hi,

    Can I use any three of the prepositions to fit in the above? If yes, are they about the same? Thanks.
    "At" or "during" sound ok to me. "During" is probably more suitable for a festival that lasts for a few days, but "at" isn't impossible. On the other hand, if it were "concert" I'd probably go for "at" as it wouldn't last long enough to merit a "during".

    The only way "in" would sound ok to me is if you were actually participating in the festival - you are performing in other words.
     
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