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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 algorithm), ...
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Is “at turns” a familiar idiom as ‘at every turn’ ‘in turn(s)’ and ‘by turn(s)’ are?

I found the word, “at turns” in the beginning sentence of the article of Time magazine (September 18) titled, “How Mitt Romney’s Luck Ran Out” that reads: “For a good long while, Mitt Romney was the ...
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“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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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 the ...
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“To be in use” vs “to be at use” vs ”to be of use”

What’s the difference between “to be in use” and “to be at use”? I have impression that former states that something is being used, while the latter means something proves to be useful — the same as “...
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“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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“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.
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“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?
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“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 ...