Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 823
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    meeting

    Hi native speakers,



    1. I'll ask teachers about their opinion of the proposed next Monday at the Staff Meeting.
    2. I'll bring both these up in the Staff meeting as well.

    So when should I use 'in the meeting' or 'at the meeting'?

    Many thanks
    pete

  2. Mister Micawber's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Sep 2004
    • Posts: 1,854
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: meeting

    .
    I'd say they are interchangeable in your sentences. 'In', however, should be used in contrast to 'outside' the meeting.
    .

  3. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 823
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: meeting

    Hi there,
    Then how about 'in the library' and 'at the library'?
    Which one is correct??
    pete

  4. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: meeting

    Use in when you want to express what the person is doing. Use at when you want to express where the person is located:

    1. Sam studies in the library. That's what Sam does there.
    2. Sam studies at the library. That's where Sam studies.

  5. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 823
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: meeting

    Hi there,
    Thanks.
    I want to know if there is difference between 'in the meeting' and 'at the meeting'; 'in the library' and at the library' in British English?


    Many thanks

  6. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Thanks.
    I want to know if there is difference between 'in the meeting' and 'at the meeting'; 'in the library' and at the library' in British English?


    Many thanks
    I'm a Canadian, but nevertheless the rules of English here aren't different from British English. Use at when you want to emphasize the location, and use in when you want to emphasize the action.

    Examples
    I'll see you in the meeting. (meeting action)
    I'll see you at the meeting. (meeting place)

  7. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 823
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: meeting

    Hi soup,
    thanks a lot

    So how about the following sentences?
    Are 'in' and 'at' interchangable?


    1. I'll ask teachers about their opinion of the proposed next Monday at the Staff Meeting.
    2. I'll bring both these up in the Staff meeting as well.

    So when should I use 'in the meeting' or 'at the meeting'?

    peter

  8. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #8

    Re: meeting

    1a. I'll ask teachers ... at the Staff Meeting. (location)
    1b. I'll ask teachers ... in the Staff Meeting. (during)

    => I don't get what you mean by "the proposed next Monday."

    2. I'll bring both these up at the staff meeting as well. (location)
    2. I'll bring both these up in the staff meeting as well. (during; while the meeting is going on)

Similar Threads

  1. Nice meeting you vs nice to meet you
    By bercam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-Jul-2009, 17:52
  2. at the meeting or in the meeting
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Sep-2007, 13:43
  3. at the meeting/in the meeting
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Jul-2007, 19:21
  4. To Attend A Meeting
    By luungtuan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Oct-2005, 10:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •