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    difference between in and at

    what is the grammatical difference between the following prepositions : at and in

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    Re: difference between in and at

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo27 View Post
    what is the grammatical difference between the following prepositions : at and in
    When you say grammatical difference, what do you mean? As you said yourself, they are both prepositions. They are simply used in different circumstances, but there isn't one single easy explanation as to when you use which one. It's often a case of learning when to use each, by memory.

    If you look at following totally random examples, you will see how varied the uses can be:

    I'm in France, at a party.
    I'm at my friend's house and I'm in the kitchen.
    I'll do it in 3 hours, at 3 o'clock.
    I'm at work, in a really big building!

    As you can see, it's not even so simple as saying that you use one or the other for location, for instance. If that was the case, sentence 2 would not be constructed the way it is!

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