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    #1

    usage of at school

    Maybe everything is at school.

    The above sentence is quoted from a Taiwanese teacher of English. Is it acceptable to native speakers?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: usage of at school

    It could be in the right context.

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    #3

    Re: usage of at school

    John: Where are Sara's workbooks?
    Mary: They are ______.
    (A) at school (B) at the school (C) in school (D) in the school

    Which of the above options is correct?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #4

    Re: usage of at school

    This speaker of BrE would use (A) if we were referring to the school Sara attends.

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