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    Yesterday, when I was in school, I came across an old friends of mine from Korean.

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    Yesterday, when I was in school, I came across an old friends of mine from Korean.

    "an old friend" singular; "some old friends" plural; from "Korea" name of the country; "Korean" the nationality, the language etc.

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    Yesterday, when I was in school, I came across an old friends of mine from Korean.
    When I was at school yesterday, I ran into an old friend of mine from Korea.

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    What's the difference between "in school" and "at school"?Can you explain?thanks.In above sentence, should I use "in school" or "at school"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelt View Post
    What's the difference between "in school" and "at school"?Can you explain?thanks.In above sentence, should I use "in school" or "at school"?
    Hi eelt, As a Brit and speaker of British English, I prefer and teach "at school" rather than "in school", which, I understand, is American usage. Given that English is now a global language, we have to say that both can be correct.

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