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    mamdooh26 is offline Newbie
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    What is the difference between in and at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamdooh26 View Post
    What is the difference between in and at ?
    Both are prepositions (of place and of time) and are used in many divergent cases depending on a context and meaning. Could you be more specific in your query?

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    Default Re: Query

    While prepositions are inserted into all sorts of idioms that extend and contradict their basic sense, "in" and "at" correspond to the following primary local relations:

    +--+
    | A | "A is in B" (A is an entity, B is its container)
    +--+
    |
    B


    A
    | "A is at B" (A is an entity, B is its location)
    *
    B

    Again, though, remember that idiomatic usage may be very, very different!

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    Thank you very much

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