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    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know when do we use in or at school?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know when do we use in or at school?

    Thank you.
    He is reading in a school. (Indictes space)
    He met her at the school. (Indicates place)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know when do we use in or at school?

    Thank you.
    at school (Longman Dictionary)
    a) in the school building:
    I can get some work done while the kids are at school.
    b) British English attending a school, rather than being at college or university or having a job:
    We've got two children at school, and one at university.

    in school
    a) in the school building:
    Sandra's not in school today.
    b) American English attending a school or university rather than having a job:
    Are your boys still in school?

    school (EDUCATION) (Cambridge Dictionary)
    noun
    [C or U] a place where children go to be educated:
    a primary/secondary school
    Milton Road School
    They're building a new school in the village.
    She drives the kids to school every morning.
    UK I was at school with (= I went to the same school at the same time as) Luke's brother.
    Is Emily in school today or is she still ill?

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    That was marvelous!
    Thanks!

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