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    Let's go swimming in/at the lake

    Dear Sirs

    Is there any guidance as to the proper usage of the prepositions in the following sentences?

    1. Let's go swimming in/at the pool/lake

    2. Let's go to the pool / lake for a swim

    3. Let's go swimming to the pool / lake.

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    Re: Let's go swimming in/at the lake

    Quote Originally Posted by PAPPAS View Post
    Dear Sirs Unnecessarily formal and it suggests that you think we are all men. We are not.

    Is there any guidance as to Can you help me with the proper correct usage of the prepositions in the following sentences?

    1. Let's go swimming in/at the pool/lake. They're both possible but I would use "in".

    2. Let's go to the pool/lake for a swim.

    3. Let's go swimming to in/at the pool/lake.
    See above.

    Remember to end every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark. Don't put a space either side of a slash mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Let's go swimming in/at the lake

    I much prefer "... swimming in the pool/lake". I would not use "at" there.

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...20pool%3B%2Cc0

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