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101 views

“At the service of” versus “in the service of”

In doing a translation on duolingo, another translator had translated a phrase to say "at the service of X". I edited this to "in the service of X" and left a comment that as a native speaker, hearing ...
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0answers
42 views

“Weather in [place]” vs. “weather at [place]” [duplicate]

Which of the following is the better preposition? How is the weather in Bangalore? How is the weather at Bangalore?
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1answer
86 views

Are “in” and “at” the same in some situations? [duplicate]

If someone calls me, and I say I can't talk to them at the moment, because I'm at school, is there any difference between the following two sentences? I'm at school. I'm in school. Do ...
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2answers
264 views

“At this section…” vs. “in this section…”

At/in this section, you must enter your shipping details. Should I use at or in?
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1answer
1k views

“At” vs. “in” followed by a city name

Is it correct to use "at" followed by a place name (city, town, village, etc.)? I've been seeing phrases like "a hotel at Las Vegas" or "she was living at London" quite a lot recently. Is this a ...
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1answer
69 views

“At Amararaja Batteries Limited” vs. “in Amararaja Batteries Limited” [duplicate]

I have done my internship at Amararaja Batteries Limited. I have done my internship in Amararaja Batteries Limited. Which of the above sentences is correct? I want to know when to use at ...
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1answer
4k views

Which one is correct — “at the city” or “in the city”?

I want to know the correct preposition to use with the word city in the following context: He arrived in the city. He arrived at the city. So which one will be correct?
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107 views

“Mr. Dill works ________ a big library” [closed]

I'd appreciate a clarification on when it would be best to complete this sentence with "at" and when with "in".
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1answer
1k views

“Place the television on/in the left corner and sofa set at/in the right corner”

One question came in my exam: We've decided to place the television on/in the left corner and sofa set at/in the right corner of the room. For non-livings there should be a common preposition. ...
2
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2answers
30k views

“To work for” vs. “to work in” vs. “to work at” [closed]

Is the preposition in universal in conjunction with the verb ‘to work’ and can it be used with any organizations and businesses? For example: He works as a cook in a local hotel near here. ...
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3answers
191 views

“Launch a missile at” vs. “in” vs. “from” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct usage of ‘on’, ‘at’ and ‘in’ from a foreigner’s point of view I don't know which of these three sentences is preferable: India launched its Agni PSLV 5 ...
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3answers
465 views

Fire (at, on, in, to) target

How to correctly choose the preposition in "fire (at, on, in, to) target"?
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2answers
3k views

“Stop by” vs. “stop at” vs. “stop on” vs. “stop in”

What is the difference between the following? [ I am on a bus] Could you stop by/at/on/in 23rd and Pine?
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2answers
7k views

“In college” versus “at college” versus “at university” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”? It seems that only in the U.S. one says that they are or were "in ...
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4answers
50k views

“At hand” vs “on hand” vs “in hand”

What's the difference between at hand, on hand and in hand? At hand seems to me as if you have something in reach. On hand is if you have something in stock. And in hand can be used as if you have ...
3
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2answers
557 views

Phrasing of “What knowledge is required [at/in] [a] university?”

In British English, how should I properly write a sentence like What knowledge is required at university? Basically, I want to ask what knowledge is required for study at a university or in a ...
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3answers
42k views

“proficient <in/at/with>” What is the correct usage?

Which preposition is correct in the phrase "proficient in/at/with English"?
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3answers
6k views

“In the comfort of” or “at the comfort of”?

Which sentence is correct? Buy tickets in the comfort of your home or Buy tickets at the comfort of your home I saw the first one written on a hoarding but I feel the second one is more ...
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3answers
1k views

“In” or “at” a performance?

Which is the correct usage? Example: I was surprised that she participated at the performance held at LA. I was surprised that she participated in the performance held at LA.
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3answers
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“Located in” vs “located at”

What's the difference between them? I am interested in a generic definition, but here is the sentence I was writing: "The file is located at/in the images folder."
3
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1answer
246 views

“At” or “in”: Places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: "Got it at" or "Got it in?" When referring to a place, when does one use the preposition "at" and when "in" (such as "at school" versus "in school")? ...
5
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1answer
137 views

“Got it at” or “Got it in?”

If someone asked you where you bought something, you could say, I got it at Walmart. but what if instead of referring to a store you were referring to a city? Would you say, I got it at ...
2
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1answer
20k views

“In office” or “at office”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “At” or “in” the office? I am a little confused about which preposition should be used here as in the title. I prefer to use in office. But how about the other one? Are ...
2
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2answers
6k views

“At any moment” vs. “in any moment”

I am not sure what the differences between these two phrases are. Can you explain when I should use one or the other? English is not my native language so maybe it is a silly question.
3
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2answers
17k views

When do we use “arrive at” versus “arrive in”?

When do we use "at" and "in" with "arrive" talking about place, not time?
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5answers
5k views

“At the beginning” or “in the beginning”?

Are both expressions "At the beginning" "In the beginning" valid and equivalent? The first "seems wrong" to me, but it has more Google results.
4
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3answers
29k views

Which one is right — “He works at company X” or “in company X ”?

I usually use "at a company" but I have encountered some articles using "in a company", "in XYZ firm" or "in an organization". Which one is right?
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4answers
34k views

“At” or “in” the office?

When do you use at the office? And when do you use in the office? What's the difference between the phrases?
6
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5answers
3k views

Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”?

My relative is a fairly big academic and works at a university. Is this correct? or should I have used in instead?
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2answers
10k views

“Studying PhD at the university” or “studying PhD in the university”?

Which of these two sentences is correct: I am studying PhD at the university. I am studying PhD in the university. Should I use "at" or "in"? Or is there no difference?
3
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6answers
8k views

“Good at” or “Good in” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “At” vs. “in” before verb "He is good in painting" or "He is good at painting" — which one is correct?