at, by in English – Common Errors
How to use at and by correctly
|Correct phrase||Common error|
|We live in a village near Hamburg.||We live in a village by Hamburg.|
|Frank stayed at my place last weekend.||Frank stayed by me last weekend.|
|I stayed at my grandmother's (house) during the Easter holidays.||I stayed by my grandmother during the Easter holidays.|
|Emily lives with her mother.||Emily lives by her mother.|
Here are some correct phrases:
- I took my sister by the hand.
- We travelled by night.
- I live by the sea.