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    I was at the class/in the class.

    When you are attending a class as a student. And you talk about it later with a friend. How will you say it.


    1. I was in the class when you were calling me.
    2. I was at the class when you were calling me.


    Tell me about the preposition that is more suited to this situation.

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    Re: I was at the class/in the class.

    In is the right preposition to use here.

    It sounds like your friend called while you were in class. If so, you should say I was in (the) class when you called me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I was at the class/in the class.

    If you mean you were in the middle of a lesson with your teacher (and your classmates), you can say I was in class when you called.

    (Cross-posted with GoesStation)
    Last edited by kilroy65; 24-Jun-2016 at 18:46. Reason: Cross-posted with GoesStation

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    Re: I was at the class/in the class.

    Ok that was one way of looking at it. Now for instance if it is a teacher who is saying the same thing. So will teacher also be using "in" because he is there to deliver a lecture and the class is his workplace. And when someone is at a workplace we use "at".

    So should we use "in" for a student who is attending a lecture but "at" for a teacher who is delivering a lecture?


    1. John: I was at the class delivering a lecture, while you called.
    2. John: I was in the class delivering a lecture, while you called.

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    Re: I was at the class/in the class.

    Perhaps:

    I was teaching class.

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    #6

    Re: I was at the class/in the class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    So should we use "in" for a student who is attending a lecture but "at" for a teacher who is delivering a lecture?
    No. There is no difference.

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