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    Post differences between "in" & "at" (prep of location)


    Q7 - She is _____ the front of the queue.
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    can you explain why the answer of the above question is "at" but not "in" . Thanks in advance

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    Cool Re: differences between "in" & "at" (prep of location)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsten P View Post
    Q7 - She is _____ the front of the queue.
    in
    at

    can you explain why the answer of the above question is "at" but not "in" . Thanks in advance
    The queue is usually a line formed by people, hence the front of such a line is referred to as point. When talking about a point in space, you use the preposition at.

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    Default Re: differences between "in" & "at" (prep of location)

    |<...the queue..........................front of the queue>

    'in' expresses the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else.

    What is surrounding/enclosing the person who is 'front of the queue?

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    'at' : expressing location in a particular place or position.

    Hence, one person is at the back of a queue - his general location; one person is at the front of a queue; and the others are in the queue (enclosed by the person immediately behind, and the person immediately ahead of him.)

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    I get it! Thank you!!!

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