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The match is at Stamford Bridge
The match is in Stamford Bridge
"In" is mostly used for an area sorrounded/demarkated with a boundary...
The match is the stadium.
Stadium is sorrounded by walls..
I learnt somewhere that for precise location with must use the word 'at' and for the close stuff the preposition 'in'.
You consider the stadium like a close space (if you have a roof) but it is not like a bottle, but the quote is the following: Can we in written English put 'in' instead of 'at'?
I am waiting the different teachers' replies about this grammar rule.
See you soon.
I will be at Chelsea's match
I'll meet you in the school - inside the school.
I'll meet you at the school - could be in the parking lot, could be in the cafeteria, could be on the street just outside the school.
On the other hand: I'll meet you at northwest corner of 4th and Elm at 4:32 pm is very precise - it's not that "at" is never precise, but only that it's not necessarily so when compared to "in."
When talking about locations, use at to indicate the general vicinity or area, and in to
indicate inside the building, enclosed area, etc. For example:
- at the swimming pool (on site)
in the swimming pool (in the
pool itself i.e. in the water)
at the post office/bank (general)
in the post office/bank (inside the building)
at the zoo (visitors, general area)
in the zoo (animals in their cages)
in the classroom
- I met my wife at the theater. (while watching a movie)
I spilled my drink in the theater (on the floor of the building)
She works at the library on Wednesdays.
She found a rare coin in the library (building).
Dr. Jones works at the hospital every day. John was in the hospital for a week with a broken leg.
Prepositions: In, On, and At
Place Prepositions In - At - On
Prepositions - The OWL at Purdue
Good afternoon, Mr.Bhaisahab,
I have just read all the answers and if I understand well the different uses of 'in' and 'at' the major principe is to write 'at' when you you want to say something with precise location and 'in' for one including acception.
Am I right now?
I have a break see you later.