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    Now I have a new question.Please answer it for me.Thanks a lot.

    What's the differences between in the office and at the office.I want to know the answer.Please write back soon.Thanks! :D

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    Default Re: In the office and at the office

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Margaret
    Now I have a new question.Please answer it for me.Thanks a lot.

    What's the differences between in the office and at the office.I want to know the answer.Please write back soon.Thanks! :D
    in expresses, inside a space (i.e., in the office).
    at expresses, a location (i.e., at the office).

    "I'm at work" (i.e., at a location), but not, "I'm in work" (inside a space). 'work' is an abstract noun. It doesn't have a space. home is another e.g., I am at home, but not I am in home.

    at could mean inside or outside
    I'm at the bank/store. (location; you could be either inside or outside the bank/store)

    in means inside
    I'm in the bank/store. (inside the location; you are definitely not outside the bank/store)

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