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    Post buy at or buy from

    Please, help me.
    What sentence is correct? What`s the difference between them?

    - Which/What shop did you buy it from?
    - Which/What shop did you buy it at?
    - Which/What shop did you buy it in?
    - In /At/From which shop did you buy it?

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    Re: buy at or buy from

    I'm not a teacher.


    - Which/What shop did you buy it from? - usually describes a particular person or place
    - Which/What shop did you buy it at? - describes a particular place
    - Which/What shop did you buy it in? - usually is describing the region you bought it from, not a particular store
    - In /At/From which shop did you buy it? - correct only if you use one of the prepositions

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    Re: buy at or buy from

    They all mean the same thing to me. "In" would only work if you bought it from a place that has an inside. You can't buy a hot dog "in" a hot dog cart, only "at" or "from."

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    Re: buy at or buy from

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They all mean the same thing to me. "In" would only work if you bought it from a place that has an inside. You can't buy a hot dog "in" a hot dog cart, only "at" or "from."
    Yes, I agree, they all mean the same to me too.

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    Re: buy at or buy from

    You can by from a person, but you can't buy "at" or "in" a person.

    But discussing buying from a shop/store, any will work.

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