|'at' and 'in'|
Chiu Lan from Malaysia asks about prepositional
Which of the following is correct: 1) 'I'm good at English' or 2) 'I'm good in English' and 1) 'I'm good at football' or 2) 'I'm good in football'?
To be good at and to be good in are often interchangeable, Lim, and there is no easy rule to follow. In simple statements, like the ones you have quoted, the standard form appears to be good at as in 'I'm not very good at football'.
in this following sentence, to be good in seems more likely
than to be good at, i.e:
is perhaps because with other expressions or verbs denoting assessment
or ranking, the preposition in would be required, thus: