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    in or at the cinema?

    I'm just wondering if there is any difference in meaning in these two phrases:
    to be in the cinema and to be at the cinema.

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    Re: in or at the cinema?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paula7777 View Post
    I'm just wondering if there is any difference in meaning in these two phrases:
    to be in the cinema and to be at the cinema.
    Not really, but you can use them to express a difference in meaning. For example,


    • I am in the cinema. <doing something>.
    • I am at the cinema. <at a location>


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    Re: in or at the cinema?

    thanks a lot

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    Re: in or at the cinema?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Not really, but you can use them to express a difference in meaning. For example,


    • I am in the cinema. <doing something>.
    • I am at the cinema. <at a location>
    If a friend asks you and whats to know your location, which one will be appropriate?

    I am in the cinema.
    I am at the cinema.

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    Re: in or at the cinema?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    If a friend asks you and whats to know your location, which one will be appropriate?

    I am in the cinema.
    I am at the cinema.
    Are you asking, "If a friend asks your location?" If so, then either in or at will work.

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