[Grammar] Let's go swimming in/at the lake

PAPPAS

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Dear Sirs

Is there any guidance as to the proper usage of the prepositions in the following sentences?

1. Let's go swimming in/at the pool/lake

2. Let's go to the pool / lake for a swim

3. Let's go swimming to the pool / lake.
 

emsr2d2

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[STRIKE]Dear Sirs[/STRIKE] Unnecessarily formal and it suggests that you think we are all men. We are not.

[STRIKE]Is there any guidance as to[/STRIKE] Can you help me with the [STRIKE]proper[/STRIKE] correct usage of [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] prepositions in the following sentences?

1. Let's go swimming in/at the pool/lake. They're both possible but I would use "in".

2. Let's go to the pool/lake for a swim. :tick:

3. Let's go swimming [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] in/at the pool/lake.

See above.

Remember to end every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark. Don't put a space either side of a slash mark.
 
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