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    Preposition at and in

    Hello,
    I am teaching English in Brazil and I am having a hard time explaining when to use "in the" and "at the" (prepositions)
    Thanks
    Michiel R

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    Re: Preposition at and in

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel R View Post
    Hello,
    I am teaching English in Brazil and I am having a hard time explaining when to use "in the" and "at the" (prepositions)
    Thanks
    Michiel R
    Prepositions are tough.

    In general "at the" refers to a general location.

    We had lunch at the beach.
    I met him at the theater.
    We had drinks at the bar.

    I general, "in the" refers to being inside of or surrounded by something.

    We had lunch in the park.
    John was sitting in his room.
    He saw his reflection in the mirror.

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