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    a student from/at

    if I want to say that I attend a school, should I say

    1) I am a student from +name of the school OR
    2) I am a student at +name of the school
    Thanks Rip

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    Re: a student from/at

    (Not a teacher)


    There is little or no difference between the two options. Both tell us that you are a student and both "at" and "from" connect you to a given school.

    If are away from your school and you want to tell someone which school you are from then "from" might be the better choice, but "at" still means the same thing.

    If you say, "I am a student from X school, there is a very slight chance that you are not a student there, but have been visiting, doing research, etc. This is quite unlkely, but I prefer "at" because it unquestionably indicates which school you attend.

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    Re: a student from/at

    In all correspondence, you are 'at' a particular school. You are 'at' a particular school in almost all verbal communications.

    But - if representatives of schools gather at a meeting (not held at your school), then you are 'from' your particular school.

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