the train stops at/in

Discussion in 'English Only' started by myhoneysun, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. myhoneysun Senior Member

    italy - italian
    if you are at the station, on a platform and there there is a train that is going to leave, how can you find out his destination?
    can you ask:
    is this the train to ....(name of the city)?
    does this train stop at (or in??) (name of the city)?
    are there better way to make this question?
  2. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    Both of your examples work well for me. :) I can't think of a better way to say it.
  3. myhoneysun Senior Member

    italy - italian
    Thanks! I thought these literal translations from italian to english would sound funny...
    about the second example should I say stop at or stop in ?
  4. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I prefer "stop at" to "stop in".
  5. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Stop at somewhere small.
    The stop is "beside" the place.
    Stop in somewhere big.
    The stop is "inside" the place.
    This is an approximation and local usage probably varies.

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