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    At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    I am confused in the following sentences:
    1. Adam, I saw you at a restaurant with a woman yesterday.
    2. Adam, I saw you in a restaurant with a woman yesterday.

    Which one should I use ? I hear native speakers say both of them.

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    Re: At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    They're both acceptable. I prefer "at" but "in" is not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    Using in gives an added meaning of inside.

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    Re: At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    In this particular context, at could mean "near the door", "on the terrace", or "in the dining room". In can only mean "inside".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    But, native speakers, say " at the restaurant" when they are in the restaurant. I just don't get it.

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    Re: At a restaurant and in a restaurant.

    Please read what GS said again. He explained it well.

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