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    Default At/in the same?

    Could you possibly tell me which one is correct? They used to go to the same school or they used to go at the same school.
    Last edited by Nima1000; 29-Oct-2012 at 12:32.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nima1000 View Post
    1.spacewWill you stay in the same hotel when you come eback next month?
    2.spacetThey used to go out at the same school.
    #1 is now OK. I don't know what you mean by #2.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nima1000 View Post
    Can I say "Will you stay at the same hotel"?
    Or "They used to go out in the same school"?

    Could you possiblity possibly help me?[space] I am learning English from Iran.
    See my amendments in red:

    Always capitalize "I" (first person singular pronoun) and proper nouns (English, Iran).
    Use inverted commas (" ") or quotes (' ') when necessary.
    Use correct spacins after punctuation marks.

    As 5jj told yoou already, the meaning of the second sentence is not clear.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nima1000 View Post
    1. Will you stay in the same hotel when you come back next month?
    2. They used to go out at the same school.

    Can I say "Will you stay at the same hotel"?
    Or "They used to go out in the same school"?

    Could you possiblity possibly help me? I am learning English from in Iran.
    You can say "Will you stay at the same hotel when you come back?" or "Will you stay in the same hotel when you come back?" They are both correct.

    #2 is not a correct English sentence. I don't know what you mean by "They used to go out at/in the same school". If you mean they attended the same school then you don't need the phrasal verb "to go out". You simply say "They used to go to the same school". Is that what you meant?

    Remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Capitalise proper nouns (English, Iran etc).

    Edit: Apologies for repetition of information. When I first started typing my reply, there were no other replies here.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Edit: Apologies for repetition of information. When I first started typing my reply, there were no other replies here.
    Repetition is a good way (sometimes) to learn.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Repetition is a good way (sometimes) to learn.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Would you repeat that?

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Ohhhhh, I'm having a serious case of déja vu here. Again.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nima1000 View Post
    Could you possibly tell me which one is correct? "They used to go to the same school" or "They used to go at the same school".
    '...to the same school' is correct.

    You have edited your original post, Nima, which is not a good idea, as your new question could easily have been missed.

    Please note that the default font size is adequate for most purposes and you only need to use bold words for special emphasis.

    You do not gain any sort of advantage by appearing to shout at us.

    Rover

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    Default Re: At/in the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Would you repeat that?
    That
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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