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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    at school/at the school

    Hello,

    Say I'm a teacher, should I say:

    A) I work at school.
    B) I work at the school.

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    #2

    Re: at school/at the school

    Quote Originally Posted by bartek1988 View Post
    Hello,

    Say I'm a teacher, should I say:

    A) I work at school.
    B) I work at the school.
    "I work/teach in a school" or "I work/teach at the (local) school".

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    #3

    Re: at school/at the school

    This is no big mystery. The definite article does what it says.

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