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    Prepositions

    Hello,

    Which preposition should be used with the words factory, office, hotel, etc?

    'Do you work at/in an office?"
    'No, I work at/in a factory.'

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Which preposition should be used with the words factory, office, hotel, etc?

    'Do you work at/in an office?"
    'No, I work at/in a factory.'

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    I would use either before "an office" but probably only "in" for a factory.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would use either before "an office" but probably only "in" for a factory.
    For me, it's the reverse.

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    Re: Prepositions

    I like "in" for both, but "at" is possible. I would be more likely to say "at a factory" than "at an office."

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