My boss is/at in a meeting.

Tan Elaine

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1. My boss is in a meeting.

2. My boss is at a meeting.

Do the sentences have the same meaning?

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emsr2d2

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I would use "in" if the meeting is in the same building as the one you're in when you speak. I would use "at" (or "He has gone to") if the meeting is elsewhere. That's not a hard and fast rule so others might disagree with me.
 

Barb_D

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I agree, or you could use "at" if you're thinking more about the location of your boss, and "in" if you're thinking more about what your boss is doing.
 
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