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    at school, at work,,

    Hi,
    I'd like to ask why you say in English as follows:
    We are not at work
    You are not at school
    But, you say
    She is AT the cinema

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    Re: at school, at work,,

    Quote Originally Posted by dani99 View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to ask why you say in English as follows:
    We are not at work
    You are not at school
    But, you say
    She is AT the cinema
    I'm afraid there is no answer to that why question. It is what it is.

    In AmE, we say "he is at college" and "he is at a/the university".
    In BrE, they say "he is at university".

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