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    When to use "in" and "at"

    I would like to know when to use "in" and "at".
    You say in school or at school.
    thanks
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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Use in to express what the person is doing.
    Use at to express where the person is located.

    Ex: Max is in school (studying), which is at the corner of Vine and Maple.

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Soup, may I add my question?

    What about this one:

    We learned it at/in school.

    According to your explanation both seem correct to me. I always wanted to ask this question ...

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Soup, may I add my question?

    What about this one:

    We learned it at/in school.

    According to your explanation both seem correct to me. I always wanted to ask this question ...
    Hi,
    In British English we would say "We learned it at school."

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    I'm agree with Soup. Yes. We learned it at school.
    We'll meet at John's.
    He is in the school.

    Hope it helps. (I'm not a teacher, but....It won't take me long time to become a teacher jejeje)

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi,
    In British English we would say "We learned it at school."

    Thank you.

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Soup, may I add my question?

    What about this one:

    We learned it at/in school.

    According to your explanation both seem correct to me. I always wanted to ask this question ...
    Both are correct.

    We learned it (while studying) in school.
    We learned it at school.

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Thanks for the information, but in continuation to that if I need to say Sweets available at/in Maple street, which is the right one?

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    not a teacher
    Sweets available at/in Maple street, which is the right one?
    Sweets are available in Maple Street.
    Sweets are available at the gift shop in Maple Street.

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    Re: When to use "in" and "at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Both are correct.

    We learned it (while studying) in school.
    We learned it at school.

    Thank you.


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