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    In the Park or At the Park

    There is a movie entitled 'Barefoot In the Park'.

    We have a TV program here entitled 'Concert At the Park'.

    I'm now confused as to which is the correct preposition to use, or is there a difference in meaning?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: In the Park or At the Park

    Simon And Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park [1981]
    DVD

    Bon Jovi - Jon Only - Info on Free Concert In Central Park video


    We walk around in a park, and these concerts were held in Central Park (referring to inside the grounds of Central Park).

    Concerts/Operas are performed at Carnegie Hall, at Covent Garden Opera House etc ....even though of course, the people are actually inside the buildings!

    When we say it is held 'in Central Park' it means 'within the grounds of the Park' with implied emphasis that it's outdoors, in the open.

    When we say 'at the Park', then the emphasis is that some particular Park is being named as the special venue for the concert. It is being held at Wichita Opera House; it's being held 'at Yellowstone National Park'.
    Last edited by David L.; 28-Aug-2008 at 11:05.

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    Re: In the Park or At the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by John007 View Post

    In - is an abbreviation of inside while at refers to a location.


    In is not an abbreviation of inside.
    Inside is formed from in + side.


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    Re: In the Park or At the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In is not an abbreviation of inside.
    Inside is formed from in + side.
    Really?

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    Re: In the Park or At the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by John007 View Post
    Really?
    I'd say so. Just like outside is formed from out and side.
    Off-side, Upside down, Southside...
    Why? Do you have evidence to the contrary?



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