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    #1

    in vs at

    dear friends:

    what's the difference?

    An establishment in which wine is made.
    An establishment at which wine is made.


    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: in vs at

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    dear friends:

    what's the difference?

    There may not be any real difference in meaning. It could be a habit of speech which ends in either of these.

    However,

    An establishment in which wine is made. may tend to mean, 'This business makes wine.'
    Whereas,
    An establishment at which wine is made. may tend to mean, 'This is the physical location where wine is made.'

    Thank you.
    Petra

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    Re: in vs at

    Correct answer

    An establishment in which wine is made

    More correctly it can be

    An establishment where wine is made

    Use of the word 'at' is incorrect usage in this context

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    #4

    Re: in vs at

    Quote Originally Posted by expoobedient View Post
    Correct answer

    An establishment in which wine is made

    More correctly it can be

    An establishment where wine is made

    Use of the word 'at' is incorrect usage in this context
    not ringing a bell.


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