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    #1

    in/at

    Hi

    I don't do shopping in/at this shop.

    Can I use either "at" or "in"?

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    #2

    Re: in/at

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I don't do shopping in/at this shop.

    Can I use either "at" or "in"?
    "I don't go to that shop" would be more natural.

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    #3

    Re: in/at

    I don't shop there.
    I don't shop at that shop.

    We don't really say "I don't do shopping" unless we are using it to say that it's an activity we don't do at all and the way of saying it is quite specific. We use "I don't do" with a lot of things...

    I don't do shopping.
    I don't do foreign holidays.
    I don't do casual clothing.

    I wouldn't recommend a learner try to use this construction until they are at a fairly high level.

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