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    #1

    In or At

    The match is at Stamford Bridge

    The match is in Stamford Bridge

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    Re: In or At

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The match is at Stamford Bridge

    The match is in Stamford Bridge
    At.

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    Re: In or At

    "In" is mostly used for an area sorrounded/demarkated with a boundary...

    The match is the stadium.

    Stadium is sorrounded by walls..

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    Re: In or At

    Hello Mr.Anupumh,

    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.

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    #5

    Re: In or At

    And this:

    I will be at Chelsea's match

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    #6

    Re: In or At

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post

    I learnt somewhere that for precise location with must use the word 'at' and for the close stuff the preposition 'in'.
    Hi The French. I'd say it's the other way around.

    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."

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    #7

    Re: In or At

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    And this:

    I will be at Chelsea's match
    If I want to say that I am going to see Chelsea play, I say "I will be at Chelsea's match." If I want to say that I am going to play football for Chelsea, I could say "I will be in Chelsea's match."

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    Re: In or At

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    "In" is mostly used for an area sorrounded/demarkated with a boundary...

    The match is the stadium.

    Stadium is sorrounded by walls..
    Stamford Bridge is a place where there is a football ground. The football ground is at Stamford Bridge.

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    #9

    Re: In or At

    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)
      at school
      in the classroom
    Sample sentences:


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    #10

    Re: In or At

    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.

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