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I study at a business college, not in a business college, correct?

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Either could be used, depending on the context. ;-)
 

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bmo said:
Red5 said:
Either could be used, depending on the context. ;-)

Could you please give me some examples?

There may be a difference here between American and British English. In AE, we would use "study at a business college" if we meant we were attending that college. We could, however, say that we study "in a business college" if we went to one to do our studying (preparing for other classes).
 

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bmo said:
Got it, thanks to Red5 and Mike.

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You're very welcome. :D
 

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Another one please,

I am bored on the job and I am bored with the job, what is the difference here? Are both correct grammatically? Thanks and have a great day.

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bmo said:
Another one please,

I am bored on the job and I am bored with the job, what is the difference here? Are both correct grammatically? Thanks and have a great day.

BMO

I'd say that both are correct. The first means that you are bored when you are on the job, i.e., when you are working. The second means that the job itself bores you. That doesn't seem like much of a difference to me.
 

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Thanks Mike, it seems like "on the job" could be a temporary thing, like I am bored today because there is not enough work to do, whereas "with the job" is permanent; the job itself isn't challenging enough. Does it make sense?

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It does, but 'on the job'probably means anytime you're working. 'With'suggests the malaise is more serious and doesn't end with the end of the working day.;-)
 

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Thanks. By now it is clear, on the job is while you are at it, it has something to do with the location - a job site. I think the difference is very subtle, don't we ask the children (at my age) at the dinner table, "Are you bored on your job?" Although it is asked at night, it probably isn't wrong. BMO
 

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tdol said:
It does, but 'on the job'probably means anytime you're working. 'With'suggests the malaise is more serious and doesn't end with the end of the working day.;-)

Good distinction. 8)
 
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