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    in/at/on

    Do not apply for a job _____ a place you regularly shoplift clothes.

    Can anyone enlighten me what preposition of place should I use in the sentence above? And please elaborate when/how to use those prepositions.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: in/at/on

    Quote Originally Posted by dstracted View Post
    Do not apply for a job _____ a place you regularly shoplift clothes.

    Can anyone enlighten me what preposition of place should I use in the sentence above? And please elaborate when/how to use those prepositions.

    Many thanks!
    Either is OK in the context of your statement but, in general:

    "At" is used for a general area/location. "At the airport"
    "In" is used for an enclosed area/space. "In the lounge"

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    Re: in/at/on

    Shouldn't it be "to" ?

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    Re: in/at/on

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Shouldn't it be "to" ?
    Do you mean:
    Do not apply to a job at a place you regularly shoplift clothes.


    Cheers!

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    Re: in/at/on

    Quote Originally Posted by dstracted View Post
    Do not apply for a job to a place you regularly shoplift clothes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Do you mean:
    Do not apply to a job at a place you regularly shoplift clothes.
    As I filled in in blue in the first quote.

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