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    Default Why do we use "At" the City Plaza not "in&quo

    Could any teachers explain why we use the prep "at" before Plaza as in:

    There was a fun fair at the City Plaza yesterday.

    Thanks a million for helping again, teachers! Sorry for the hassle!

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    It's just a guess, but perhaps we say
    • at the plaza
    because it is a place you go to. Example sentence:
    • When I saw Richard he was standing on the sidewalk in front of a shop at the plaza.


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    Thanks again, teacher Ronbee! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thanks again, teacher Ronbee! ^o^
    At is often used for general locations, so a plaza, which is normally a large place, takes it. \^_^/

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    Thanks for your advice too, teacher Tdol! ^o^

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    Any time.

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    How about "at the lobby"? Lobby is also a general location and a large place. Is using "at" correct? or i should use "in the lobby" instead?

    ex: We'll meet you at the lobby. or We'll meet you in the lobby.

    thanks!

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    I'd use 'in the lobby', but I have heard 'at' used as well. It's not always clearcut.

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