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    #1

    a beginnerin/at something

    Is it correct to say :I am a beginner in/at something?For instance:

    I am a beginner in this field.
    I am a beginner at chess/at swimming etc.

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    #2

    Re: a beginnerin/at something

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    Both are fine. You could also use "novice" or "(an) amateur" instead of "beginner".

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    #3

    Re: a beginnerin/at something

    I'd say "A beginner in this field", but "A beginner at chess". In fact I would use "at" for most, if not all, activities.

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