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    at reception or in reception.

    1) He is at reception

    2) He is in reception.

    Which one is right?(I am talking about wedding reception).

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    Re: at reception or in reception.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    1) He is at reception

    2) He is in reception.

    Which one is right?(I am talking about wedding reception).
    If it's a wedding reception, he is at the reception.

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    Re: at reception or in reception.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    1) He is at reception

    2) He is in reception.

    Which one is right?(I am talking about wedding reception).
    Neither. As bhai said, if it's a wedding reception it's 'He is at the reception'. If 'reception' is a place rather than an event, it's plain 'in': 'I'm at my desk at the moment, but I'll see you in reception in a few minutes.

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    Re: at reception or in reception.

    Maybe this is just "business speak" but either "at" or "in" works for me to mean "the waiting area near the receptionist."
    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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    Re: at reception or in reception.

    I agree with the previous comments.

    For a wedding reception: He is at a/the reception.
    The reception area of a hotel: He is at/in reception.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: at reception or in reception.

    Hmm. Perhaps I was a bit hasty in ruling out 'at' for the reception area with the uncomfortable soft seating! But I think I'd tend to use 'at' for visitors and 'in' for fixtures and fittings: 'There's a wide-screen TV in reception showing rolling news.'... But if it works for Barb and Ems with either...

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