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    there has been a discussion,
    which is correct, at the meeting/in the meeting.
    thanx

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by chiara88 View Post
    There has been a discussion.
    Which is correct: at the meeting/in the meeting?
    Thanks.

    Both versions are possible, depending on the context.
    Welcome to the forums, chiara.

    We teachers always try to use standard English as an example for students to follow.

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    I am trying to use standard British English, and I am an 'old generation' teacher. But new generations claim that it should be used 'in the meeting'. I have to say, this is the reason why I am here, to get some advice. I've read various opinions, but I am not happy with explanations. thanx anyway

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by chiara88 View Post
    thanx anyway
    "Thanx" is not a proper word. Have you read Rover's reply about using standard English?

    I have found two threads that you may find interesting:

    In a meeting or at a meeting - WordReference Forums

    I'm in/at a meeting - WordReference Forums

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by chiara88 View Post
    I am trying to use standard British English, and I am an 'old generation' teacher. But new generations claim that it should be used 'in the meeting'. I have to say, this is the reason why I am here, to get some advice. I've read various opinions, but I am not happy with explanations. thanx anyway
    The comment about standard English referred to your lack of capitalisation and punctuation, and your use of "thanx" in your first post.
    Standard English is correctly capitalised, punctuated and uses full words, not "text-speak" - Rover meant that it is even more important for you to use written English correctly because your profile shows that you are a teacher, therefore learners will take note of what and how you write.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    Sorry about my mistakes, but I expected something more about the topic I asked for. Thank you all.

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    [QUOTE=Chicken Sandwich;933557]
    "Thanx" is not a proper word. Have you read Rover's reply about using standard English?

    I have found two threads that you may find interesting:
    I checked these links prior to asking experts. It did not help much. Thank you.

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    Default Re: at the meeting/in the meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by chiara88 View Post
    there has been a discussion,
    which is correct, at the meeting/in the meeting.
    thanx
    The simple answer to your original questions is (and this is frequently the case) that it depends on the context. I can think of an example sentence for each one.

    Were you at the meeting yesterday when Roger stormed out because he was so angry?
    I can't find Simon. Is he in the meeting with the auditors?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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