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    Question at/in school?

    Hello everybody!

    Would you tell which one is correct:

    - I work at a school in West London. How about you?
    - I work in a school in West London. How about you?

    Note: This is one of IELT's questions


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: at/in school?

    Both possible. 'In' is generally preferred in AmE and 'at' in BrE.

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    Re: at/in school?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: at/in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: at/in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Both possible. 'In' is generally preferred in AmE and 'at' in BrE.
    With respect, Mr. Philo, can you rethink about it ? Maybe there are some subtle differences. Please don't take offense. I don't mean to doubt.
    Just that I had the same confusion and used to ask Americans about it. And I even took notes. Sad thing is I can not find my notes now. But I remember them saying there are subtle differences.

    And I would also love to know the differences between "in the street" and "on the street". I understand they are both acceptable, but what are the differences??

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    Re: at/in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinbong View Post
    With respect, Mr. Philo, can you rethink about it ? Maybe there are some subtle differences. Please don't take offense. I don't mean to doubt.

    I agree with Philo.

    Just that I had the same confusion and used to ask Americans about it. And I even took notes. Sad thing is I can not find my notes now. But I remember them saying there are subtle differences. I think there are speakers who might feel a difference in their own use of the prepositions, but there are no firm 'rules'.
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