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    Can you help me with this sentence?:

    Mary was the happiest girl at the party

    Could it be used In instead of at?

    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Can you help me with this sentence?:

    Mary was the happiest girl at the party

    Could it be used In instead of at?

    Thanks a lot
    If you are talking about a party in the sense of a celebration or get-together, then it's "at the party". If you are taliking about a group of people, a coach party, for example, it's "in the party".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Can you help me with this sentence?:

    Mary was the happiest girl at the party

    Could it be used In instead of at?

    Thanks a lot
    You could, but it would change the context.

    The happiest girl at the party, is at, say, a birthday party.

    The happiest girl in the party is in a party of sight-seers or tourists.


    You can be at an event e.g. a birthday party or in a group e.g. a party of travellers.


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