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    Default At or no At?

    In the sentence below, do I need the "at?"

    If there is telephone available and convenient (at) where you stay, please give me the number, and I will try to call you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleung
    In the sentence below, do I need the "at?"

    If there is telephone available and convenient (at) where you stay, please give me the number, and I will try to call you.
    i dont know i think you do need the at there...anyways do you speak urdu

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    Default Re: At or no At?

    Cleung, there's no need for 'at' there.

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    If there is a telephone available and convenient where you stay at, please give me the number, and I will try to call you

    Or

    If there is a telephone available and convenient at the place you stay, please give me the number, and I will try to call you

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    Default Re: At or no At?

    I think I would say:

    "If there's a telephone where you're staying, give me the number, and I'll call you."

    The two halves of the original sentence seem a little inconsistent: the first clause seems to relate to future knowledge (when he gets there, he will discover whether the telephone is available and convenient), whereas the second clause relates to the present ("give me the number (now)").

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