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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    How long has ... taught/worked in vs. taught/worked at

    Which is better?

    I have worked at X Junior High for five years.

    OR

    I have worked in X Junior High for five years.


    I get the feeling it's at, becaue you would say. I worked
    in applied medicine (like a general branch), and for something
    specific, like location, it's at.

    Am I right? Are both good?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: How long has ... taught/worked in vs. taught/worked at

    I would use "at."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Exclamation Re: How long has ... taught/worked in vs. taught/worked at

    Quote Originally Posted by dshaw002 View Post
    Which is better?

    I have worked at X Junior High for five years.

    OR

    I have worked in X Junior High for five years.


    I get the feeling it's at, becaue you would say. I worked
    in applied medicine (like a general branch), and for something
    specific, like location, it's at.

    Am I right? Are both good?

    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, you are right. Both are used, it is a matter if preference. 'In X Junior High ' has the sense of 'inside' whereas 'at' is less specific and suggests that is the location of your employment.

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