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    Hi native speakers,



    1. I'll ask teachers about their opinion of the proposed next Monday at the Staff Meeting.
    2. I'll bring both these up in the Staff meeting as well.

    So when should I use 'in the meeting' or 'at the meeting'?

    Many thanks
    pete

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    I'd say they are interchangeable in your sentences. 'In', however, should be used in contrast to 'outside' the meeting.
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    Hi there,
    Then how about 'in the library' and 'at the library'?
    Which one is correct??
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    Re: meeting

    Use in when you want to express what the person is doing. Use at when you want to express where the person is located:

    1. Sam studies in the library. That's what Sam does there.
    2. Sam studies at the library. That's where Sam studies.

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    Re: meeting

    Hi there,
    Thanks.
    I want to know if there is difference between 'in the meeting' and 'at the meeting'; 'in the library' and at the library' in British English?


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    Re: meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Thanks.
    I want to know if there is difference between 'in the meeting' and 'at the meeting'; 'in the library' and at the library' in British English?


    Many thanks
    I'm a Canadian, but nevertheless the rules of English here aren't different from British English. Use at when you want to emphasize the location, and use in when you want to emphasize the action.

    Examples
    I'll see you in the meeting. (meeting action)
    I'll see you at the meeting. (meeting place)

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    Re: meeting

    Hi soup,
    thanks a lot

    So how about the following sentences?
    Are 'in' and 'at' interchangable?


    1. I'll ask teachers about their opinion of the proposed next Monday at the Staff Meeting.
    2. I'll bring both these up in the Staff meeting as well.

    So when should I use 'in the meeting' or 'at the meeting'?

    peter

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    #8

    Re: meeting

    1a. I'll ask teachers ... at the Staff Meeting. (location)
    1b. I'll ask teachers ... in the Staff Meeting. (during)

    => I don't get what you mean by "the proposed next Monday."

    2. I'll bring both these up at the staff meeting as well. (location)
    2. I'll bring both these up in the staff meeting as well. (during; while the meeting is going on)

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