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    Exclamation Using In and At

    When do you use in and when do you use at?
    Do we use "in" when we say:
    I live in New York. ?
    Then why do we say:
    I'm at home.
    I'm in school.

    Please give me a descriptive explanation.

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    Re: Using In and At

    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleSocks View Post
    When do you use in and when do you use at?
    Do we use "in" when we say:
    I live in New York. ?
    Then why do we say:
    I'm at home.
    I'm in school. We say "I am at school" in BrE.

    Please give me a descriptive explanation.
    New York is a physical place, it's a city, we say that we are in a city.
    "Home" is an abstract concept. Your home could be a house, a flat, a mobile home, a cave, etcetera. You are at home or in your house, flat, cave etcetera.

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