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    Default correct preposition "in" or "on" or "at"

    I am in teaching.
    I am on teaching.
    I am at teaching. Which one is correct?
    The first and second I have heard many times.
    Thank You.

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    Default Re: correct preposition "in" or "on" or "at"

    Many times?
    I teach. I am a teacher. Those are things I have heard many times.

    Of the ones you propose, only "I am in teaching" could work -- the others are impossible.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: correct preposition "in" or "on" or "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I am in teaching.
    I am on teaching.
    I am at teaching. Which one is correct?
    The first and second I have heard many times.
    Thank You.

    I am in teaching.

    This means that my job has to do with teaching. Although it would more natural to say "I'm in education".

    Similarly: I am in real estate (I work with real estate); I am in retail (my job is in the retail field)

    The other two -- I am on teaching and I am at teaching -- don't mean anything on their own and are incorrect.

    You can say "I am good at teaching" but not "I am at teaching".

    I can't think of any way to use on here.

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