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    #1

    Lightbulb In front of & at the front of

    Hi all

    would you please tell me what the difference between In front of & at the front of is?

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    It's kind of you to give some examples


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    Re: In front of & at the front of

    My car is in front of yours, your fender/bumper is at the front of your car.

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    Re: In front of & at the front of

    Thanks but sorry I didn't realize the difference


    Any help?

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    Re: In front of & at the front of

    When you're speaking about something (an object for example) and you want to describe where that object is in relation to other seperate objects around it we can use;

    in front of opposite behind

    There is a blue car in front of mine. (seperate cars)

    I live in front of the school. (seperate buildings / opposite)



    When you want to describe where other "objects" are (within/ that form part of) the main object we can use;

    at the front of opposite at the back of


    I am at the front of the queue (I form part of the queue)

    I sit at the front of the class (I'm inside the class / in a way part of it)

    The boot/trunk is at the back of the car (part of the car)

    I sit at the back of the class.

    So...

    I'm at the back of the queue and there is a really fat man in front of me.



    This isn't a rule, it's just my own attempt to explain it.

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    Re: In front of & at the front of

    Thanks ,I appreciate it

    It helps me understand the difference a lot
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