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    Default Which more common?

    In general terms, which of the two is more common?
    Meet me in the park. vs Meet me at the park.

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    Default Re: Which more common?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    In general terms, which of the two is more common?
    Meet me in the park. vs Meet me at the park.

    Thank you.
    (Not a teacher)

    For me (British English) I would say 'at'. I say 'British English' but I'd go so far as to say it is merely a personal choice rather than a regional choice. Indeed, I doubt it is even a choice, more a matter of 'what comes out at that time'!

    You could say 'meet me in the part' means 'inside the park', and 'meet me at the part' means 'outside the park'. If you specified further it would influence which preposition:

    "Meet me at the park, just in front of the entrance."
    "Meet me in the park, beside the fountain."

    Although, I would personally have no qualm hearing "Meet me at the part, beside the fountain", nor, "Meet me in the park, just in front of the entrance."
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    Default Re: Which more common?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    In general terms, which of the two is more common?
    Meet me in the park. vs Meet me at the park.

    Thank you.
    Both are perfectly correct. "Meet me at the park" is, however, more common.

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