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    in vs at the front

    which one is correct:
    -Put your things in the front
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    -Put your things at the front?

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    Re: in vs at the front

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    which one is correct:
    -Put your things in the front
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    -Put your things at the front?
    It depends on the context. Without context, I would use "Put your things at the front."

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    Re: in vs at the front

    the context is that the teacher is asking the students to put their things away during exam time (to collect them by putting them on the first wall of the classroom)

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    Re: in vs at the front

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    the context is that the teacher is asking the students to put their things away during exam time (to collect them by putting them on the first wall of the classroom)
    In that context "at the front" is correct.

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