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    hussien.kh is offline Newbie
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    Default idioms

    whats the difference between work in and work at?

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    Default Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by hussien.kh View Post
    What's the difference between 'work in' and 'work at'?
    Welcome to the forums, Hussein.

    We teachers are careful to use standard English at all times as an example to students.

    These are not idioms or even phrasal verbs – just a verb taking different prepositions.

    'I work in the accounts department'.

    'I work at improving my image.'

    Rover

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