Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: at or in

  1. Ali.z

    at or in

    What is the difference between "working at a restaurant" & "working in a restaurant" ?

  2. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882

    Re: at or in

    Sometime there isn't a difference--at least, not all speakers would consider there to be a difference in meaning. If there were an easy and straight forward answer, it would be Location and Action. For example, I work at Spiro's (Location) in the kitchen (Action). Consider:

    [1] I am at the restaurant. <emphasis is on where I am>
    [2] I am in the restaurant. <emphasis is on what I am doing>
    [3] I am at the restaurant, now, waiting in the restaurant.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts