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6answers
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Difference between “at” and “in” when specifying location

I am used to saying "I am in India.". But somewhere I saw it said "I am at Puri (Oriisa)". I would like to know the differences between "in" and "at" in the above two sentences.
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“at line” vs “in line” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which preposition in front of “line” — “on”, “in”, “at”? Given a numbered list of lines of text (in my case an ...
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3answers
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“At/In the Summer Olympics”

! I found this to be strange: in Wikipedia, Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics Russia competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics How different is the meaning if at is changed to in?
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1answer
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What is the difference between teaches “at” and “in” xxx university [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”? “In college” versus “at college” versus ...
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1answer
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Difference in application of “in” and “at” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “In school” vs “at school” I've been writing some rules for an NLP recently, and I've come across a small problem... What is the difference in ...
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6answers
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“In work” vs. “at work”

What is the difference between in work and at work? Does in work imply that the person is busy and immersed in his work? I am at work. He is in work.
2
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2answers
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Difference between “at someone's face” vs “in someone's face” vs “to someone's face”

What is the difference between 'to my face', 'at my face' and 'in my face'? I searched it on google books and got results for all of them with various hits. Does one seem more accurate over the other? ...
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1answer
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“Participate at” vs “Participate in”

Can we use both "participate at" and "participate in" interchangeably? Is there a difference between the two if any?
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4answers
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“At a hotel” or “in a hotel”

What is the difference between at a hotel and in a hotel? The NYTimes seems to be using both of them. I looked up the ngram on google and it seems in a hotel is used more often than at a hotel, which ...
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2answers
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When do we use “arrive at” versus “arrive in”?

When do we use "at" and "in" with "arrive" talking about place, not time?