Student or Learner
In (at?) the beginning of last summer I took swim (swimming?) class.
And I have a similar question to that. What is the difference between...
In front of
At front of
In front of is usually used regarding a location with regard to another object, (frequently when outside):
I am standing in front of the hotel.
The woman stood in front of her house.
"At the front of..." is very similar, but they're not always interchangeable
I'm at the front of the queue (line).
The synopsis is at the front of the book.
I'm hoping someone else will pitch in here to give a better explanation of when we use which one, as my brain is failing me at the moment!!!
The reason I did this is that the location of the blackboard is constant, whether there are students in the room or not. Even when the classroom is empty of students, the blackboard is still located at the front of the room. The blackboard is only "in front of us" when the students are actually there. The rest of the paragraph described the fairly permanent attributes of the classroom (the walls, desks, tables, ceiling) etc, so describing the blackboard in relation to the rest of the room made more sense.
Last edited by Atchan; 30-Jul-2010 at 00:03.