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  1. Newbie
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    at/during lunch?

    1)what is the difference between at lunch and during lunch?

    2)when u want to talk about a specific school, do u use at(school name) or in (school name)?
    ex: At college
    In college


    3)What is the difference between every and each?
    every one of u?
    each and every one of u?

    4)when you want to use quotation marks, do you put the comma/period inside or outside the quotation marks?
    Ex: Phillips joins Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson as the only Texas natives to be in charge of "America's Team."
    or Phillips joins Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson as the only Texas natives to be in charge of "America's Team".

    thank you.

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    Re: at/during lunch?

    1 Not much, but if I say 'during lunch' I don't mean the whole time.

    2 It could depend on what comes befgore it, but I would say 'she studies at xxxxx School/College'.

    3 Each- can be with two or more
    Every - three or more

    Often they are the same, but if we want to emphasise the people as individuals, we use 'each' and if we focus on the group use 'every'.

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    Re: at/during lunch?

    I would use 'at lunchtime' / 'during lunch'.
    The full stop goes before the quotation marks.
    Single quoatation marks ('...') are more common in B.E., and double quotation marks ("...") in A.E. For quotations inside quotations, we use double quotation marks inside single or single inside double).
    'His last words,' said Albert, 'were "Close that bloody window".' (Practical English Usage)
    Last edited by queenbu; 09-Feb-2007 at 14:22.

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