Met at one of them

Erbab

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'They met Nick at one of them.'

'at one of them' confuses me. I would say that Nick, who is one of them. What is the function of 'at' in this sentence?

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"One of them" probably means a location. Do you have a larger context?
 

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Erbab, you need to tell us who 'they' are, and what 'them' refers to.
 

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''The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, is an American all-boy band. The band started with HowieDorough, AJ McLean and Nick Carter. AJ worked as a model when he was six. At that time, he also acted in school plays. When he was fourteen, he met Howie. Howie had had roles in films and plays. They became friends and went to auditions together. They met Nick at one of them. AJ, Howie, and Nick started singing together for a record company called Transcontinental Records.''

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They met at one of the auditions. I have not heard of Backstreet Boys in my life. Maybe because they are "backstreet".
 

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Thank you, I understand it. I thought that them refers to the member of the band. It is clear now.
 

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Thank you. I understand it. I thought that "them" referred to the members of the band. It is clear now.
In future posts, Erbab, please give us the context in post #1 rather than #4.;-)
 
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