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    Question preposition

    hi every body my qustion is about the use of prepositions.
    for example:i work at school or i work in school
    i have heard both of them are true but there is a diffrense betwen them but i do not know what is the diffrense.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by man2010 View Post
    h Hi every body. mMy question is about the use of prepositions.
    f For example: i 'I work at school' or 'iI work in school'
    i I have heard both of them are true, but there is a differensce betwen them, but iI do not know what is the differensce is.
    In BrE we tend to use at; in AmE in is more common.

    Please try to follow normal conventions when you write. For example, the first person singular pronoun I is always written with a capital letter.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by man2010 View Post
    hi every body my qustion is about the use of prepositions.
    for example:i work at school or i work in school
    i have heard both of them are true but there is a diffrense betwen them but i do not know what is the diffrense.
    It depends on the complete context. For example, "I work at school" could suggest that the speaker/writer is not necessarily a student but rather is employed by the school. Whereas, "I work in school" could suggest that the speaker/writer is a student. Also, placing the article "the" before "school" with either "in" or "at" ("I work at/in the school") is more definitive as an indication of employment by the school.

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    Cool Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by man2010 View Post
    hi every body my qustion is about the use of prepositions.
    for example:i work at school or i work in school
    i have heard both of them are true but there is a diffrense betwen them but i do not know what is the diffrense.
    The difference is that if I say I work at school.It means that I sometimes work in school.Here it means I do not work at a regular basis.The meaning of another sentence is that I work as employee in the school.That is as a teacher,as a principal or as another regular employee. Inam UAE

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    It depends on the complete context. For example, "I work at school" could suggest that the speaker/writer is not necessarily a student but rather is employed by the school. Whereas, "I work in school" could suggest that the speaker/writer is a student.
    That might be true for AmE, but not for BrE.
    A student might say, "I work at school, but never do any homework'.
    A secretary might say, "I work at Crestford Community school," or "I work in/at a school."

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That might be true for AmE, but not for BrE.
    A student might say, "I work at school, but never do any homework'.
    A secretary might say, "I work at Crestford Community school," or "I work in/at a school."
    Yes. That is what I meant by a more complete context can alter the meaning.

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