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    in (the) reception

    1) I’ll meet you in reception. (Macmillan English Dictionary)
    2) I’ll meet you in the reception.
    3) I’ll meet you in the reception area.

    [Question 1]
    Is #1 correct in American English?
    [Question 2]
    Is #2 correct?
    [Question 3]
    Is #3 correct and natural?
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    Re: in (the) reception

    In BrE, I think they're all okay, in the right place. I assume it's the same in AmE.

    1) is likely with one employee to another employee talking about their place of work.
    2) I don't like too much because...
    3) is better.

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    Re: in (the) reception

    1 and 3 are fine for me in BrE. I don't like 2 at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in (the) reception

    I'm not used to hearing "reception" as the name of a location in American English. It may be used in some contexts, though.
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    Re: in (the) reception

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm not used to hearing "reception" as the name of a location in American English.
    Does the following sentence sound natural to you?

    Iíll meet you in the lobby.
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    Re: in (the) reception

    Yes. A receptionist's desk is typically found in a lobby or a waiting room.
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