Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.19)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


Jawaharlal spent his childhood ...... Anand Bhawan.

[A]. at
[B]. in
[C]. on
[D]. across

Answer: Option A


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Pooja said: (Dec 31, 2010)  
Please explain when to use 'at'.

Rajendar said: (Jan 2, 2011)  
The above sentence is in past tense, so 'at' suits for it.

Ankit said: (May 18, 2011)  
Also while talking about any place at is the perfect preposition.

Ashok said: (Jul 6, 2011)  
Think commonly yaar. , what happens if a guy spent his total childhood in anand bhavan. Jawahalal nehru's child hood is a long period of time.

So we use at.

If it was a meeting or a congress of short span of time, then we can use in.

Ex:jawaharlal spent an hour in anand bhavan.

If wrong suggst me guys.

Chetan said: (Jul 21, 2011)  
I think "in" is used for the bigger place like big cities or name of the countries, where as "at" is used for the smaller like name of the building etc.

Suman Sahu said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
At is the correct answer because it is used to mention address.

Dillip Kumar Kunar said: (Sep 14, 2011)  
Yeah Mr.Chetan you are absolutely correct.

Naveen Goud said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Chetan is right

Neha said: (Dec 15, 2011)  
@chetan, you are rite.

Arpit said: (Sep 18, 2013)  
At is used for particular place. In is used for general picture. After one location other location must be followed by at.

Ex: I was in Delhi at welcome metro station.

For this question, at is used because at can refer to time span but in can't.

Ram Nayak said: (Jan 17, 2014)  
I think "in" is used of country, cities or large places and at is for small places like building platform bus stop etc.

Pradeep said: (Feb 15, 2014)  
In is used when the location is not specific like in Chennai, Bangalore.

At is used when location is specific like at home, at theater.

Ex: He stayed in Bangalore at his friends house.

Emaad said: (Jul 8, 2014)  
At is used for "Locations" and in is used for small thing like "in bedroom" "In kitchen" "At Behaar" "At Solapur" etc.

Javeed said: (Sep 8, 2014)  
"AT" will be use when we are considering that as a point rather as a place or an area.

Our plane landed at Hyderabad while going to America.

Farooq said: (Nov 17, 2014)  
"at" we are using for place and time.

Rahul said: (Jul 16, 2015)  
In is use for enclosed places.

Megha said: (Aug 23, 2015)  
Prepositions of Place: at, on, and in.

We use at for specific addresses.

#Grammar English lives at 55 Boretz Road in Durham.

We use on to designate names of streets, avenues, etc.

#Her house is on Boretz Road.

And we use in for the names of land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).

#She lives in Durham.
#Durham is in Windham County.
#Windham County is in Connecticut.

Shariful said: (Jun 19, 2016)  
For Large space and time use at and for small space & time ues in.

Brahmam said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
Generally, we use 'at' for small things in for large example: I am living at xyz colony in bapatla.

Vamshi said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
@Ashok, you are absolutely correct.

Suvendu said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
"Anand Bhawan" is a specific place, not a city or country, At is the correct one.

Issy said: (Jun 7, 2020)  
"Anand Bhawan" is a place, therefore 'in' should be used; whether past or present tense contexts. Am I right?

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