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    "at somebody's house" or "in somebody's house"

    Hi

    I am wondering if there is a difference between "at sombody's house" vs "in somebody's house".

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    Re: "at somebody's house" or "in somebody's house"

    Hi Post

    As a [British] NES, the difference, to me would be that "at somebody's house" would be the generic term I would use to cover both inside the house itself or chatting to them in their garden, for example, whereas "īn sombody's house" would mean physically inside the actual building itself.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: "at somebody's house" or "in somebody's house"

    If someone called me and said "Where are you?" my answer would be "at" someone's house, not "in."

    If someone called and said "There is a huge hail storm coming - make sure you get inside!" then I could see saying "Don't worry, I'm IN Mary's house."
    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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