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    At the / In the

    What is the difference in meaning between the first and the second sentence:

    1. He works at the post office.
    2. He works in the post office.

    And what about these two?

    3. He's reading at the museum.
    4. He's reading in the museum.

    I do not understand how can someone read "at the" museum. In front of it (not inside the building?) ?

    Thank you!

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    Re: At the / In the

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    What is the difference in meaning between the first and the second sentence:

    1. He works at the post office.
    2. He works in the post office.

    And what about these two?

    3. He's reading at the museum.
    4. He's reading in the museum.

    I do not understand how can someone read "at the" museum. In front of it (not inside the building?) ?

    Thank you!
    Common sense tells us that there is no difference in meaning.

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