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Rule "Collocation: arrive at/in"

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Description: Collocation: arrive at/in
Message: The usual collocation for "\1" is "in", not "\2". Use "in" for geographical regions and "at" for a specific point. For a town, province, state, country or continent, use "in". For a restaurant, business, park or car, use "at". Did you mean \1 in or '\1 at'?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Link: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/apply-to-apply-for-and-apply-with/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They will arrive at the city at 9:00 am.
    Correction suggestion: arrive in
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ARRIVE_AT_IN [97]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-30 20:33:02 +0000)