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    I am in or at Manhattan.

    We say I am at home or I am at XYZ place. But when we talk about a bigger area like a city then what we use "At" or "In"? Like "I am in Manhattan" or "I am at XYZ housing complex in Manhattan".

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    #2

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    I would use in Manhattan.

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    #3

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We say "I am at home" or "I am at XYZ place" but when we talk about a bigger area like a city then what do/should/can we use "at" or "in"? Like For example, "I am in Manhattan" or "I am at XYZ housing complex in Manhattan".

    Please check.
    See my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would use in Manhattan.
    I am at XYZ housing complex in Manhattan. Is it correct?

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    #5

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I am at XYZ housing complex in Manhattan. Is it correct?
    If you're in India as I thought, then no, it's not correct. If you want to ask whether the sentence is correct, you have to surround it in quotation marks.
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    #6

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    If you're in India as I thought, then no, it's not correct. If you want to ask whether the sentence is correct, you have to surround it in quotation marks.
    So what is the correct sentence? If you are saying it is incorrect because of Manhattan then it was just an example.

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    #7

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Here is how post 4 should have looked:

    "I am at XXX Housing Complex in Manhattan."

    Is my sentence correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Or maybe

    "I am at the XXX Housing Complex in Manhattan."

    It depends on the name of the housing complex.

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    #9

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So what is the correct sentence? If you are saying it is incorrect because of Manhattan then it was just an example.
    You asked "Is it correct?" I knew what you were trying to ask ("Is the above sentence correct?") but I chose to respond to the question as you wrote it to demonstrate why quotation marks are important.
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    #10

    Re: I am in or at Manhattan.

    I would use in with housing complex unless waiting at the entrance for someone. Others may see things differently.

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