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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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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 “at ...
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"In school" vs "at school"

I sometimes get confused whether to use in or at. For example, Children were not at school yesterday, because yesterday was a holiday. Children were not in school yesterday, because yesterday was a ...
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"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?
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Difference between "college" and "university"

I have seen the words college and university sometimes mixed in the same article. But there are lots of sources where only one is used. I've looked up them in various dictionaries, but couldn't figure ...
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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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Can I say "He is at graduate school."? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one is more correct: “works at a university” or “works in a university”? Can I say "He is at graduate school."? If so, how does that sentence ...
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Why do Americans prefer to use the term grade instead of class?

I have noticed that Americans ask kids, Which grade are you in?, while Indians ask, Which class are you studying in? The typical Indian reply would be, say, for example, I am a twelfth class student, ...
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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 they ...
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Are there significant differences in how “college” and “university” are used in syntactic constructions?

To me (an American), "what to study in college" sounds acceptable. Meanwhile, "what to study in university" sounds wrong. This suggests that these words have different grammatical attributes. This ...
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When did 'College' change from meaning a "group of professionals" to a school for non-professionals?

The word 'College' is presumably related to Collegial and Colleague, originally referring to a group of professionals (not necessarily having anything to do with teaching). When did it change meaning ...
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