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What is the difference between the two? Should we say: I arrived in Lisbon or I arrived at Lisbon?
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Hi, Tinanam-

Yes, "arrive" and "at" go together. Other verbs, like "move" could use "into". The cargo was moved into the warehouse. Also put: "The cargo was put into the warehouse." The verb "send" uses "to": The cargo was sent to the warehouse.
Hi Grammar Geek, hi jbachman,

Thank you for your help.

Tinanam
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arrive in -means to arrive in a bif place, for example a contry or capital
arrive at - in a small place, for example a town or airport
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we use arive in with countries and large cities

we arrived at the village at night

mr smith has arrived in london (or new york india

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I'm afraid using "to" with arrive is common in Broken English, which should have a slight difference to American English; Broken English is the most common dialect of English nowadays, since pretty much of the WEB English is written by non-native speakers, like me.

But to be constructive and possibly even helpful: I think the basic problem with "arrive" for non-natives is that it is used in a place where in other languages the focus of the expression is on the traveling, not arriving, so the thing happens "somewhere in front of me" or "in future" leading to use of "to", instead of English way of thinking that arriving happens at destination, not before it.

This is something I've constructed for myself and it has helped me. I hope it could be of help for someone else, too.

-Seikku Kaita
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