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    from/in

    Simon told me he has just been to Starbucks.

    Can I ask:-

    1. Have you bought any coffee from Starbucks?
    2. Have you bought any coffee in Starbucks?

    What if Simon told me he has just been to Dymocks (a book store)? Would the preposition for the above questions be different?

    Thanks!

    JY

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    Re: from/in

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Simon told me he has just been to Starbucks.

    Can I ask:-

    1. Have you bought any coffee from Starbucks?
    2. Have you bought any coffee in Starbucks?

    What if Simon told me he has just been to Dymocks (a book store)? Would the preposition for the above questions be different?

    Thanks!

    JY
    If you are talking about this one occasion, "did you buy any coffee/books" is the correct question. You can use either "in" or "from".

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