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Questions tagged [at-in]

For questions about choosing between prepositions "at" and "in".

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“at the meeting” or “in the meeting” [duplicate]

When I asked my coworker where the boss is, she answered me: He is at the meeting. Is this correct? I thought it should be: He is in the meeting. Because he is physically inside the room having ...
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Preposition confusion: “in home” vs “at home” [closed]

I want to know the correct preposition to use in this sentence, which I wrote for my writing class assignment. I have already received my grade, so I'm not trying to cheat or something. '......
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'In x=1' vs 'At x=1'

Which sentence is correct (or maybe both are)? At x=1 a maximum is observed. In x=1 a maximum is observed. Is there any rule concerning usage of 'in/at' in such situations?
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To be in the center or to be at the center

I want to be in the center of the change. I want to be at the center of the change. In the context, the statement makes that I want to be at the center of the changing society, I want to play an ...
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Is it “in” or “on the holidays”?

I'm unsure about the correct preposition of time regarding two sentences. This is the first sentence in question: I'll call her ... the holidays. Possible solutions are at/in/on. I already ruled ...
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“in Starbucks at the mall” OR “at Starbucks in the mall” [duplicate]

Which one is correct in terms of the combination of two locations. You work in Starbucks at the mall You work at Starbucks in the mall You work in Starbucks in the mall You work at ...
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I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office? [duplicate]

I am confused about whether I should write "I work at registrar's office" or "I work in registrar's office"
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I am an intern of/in/at [company name]?

I want to say that I am doing my internship in/at [company name]. Please give me some more examples using the word "intern" or "internship". There seem to be differences between e.g. hospital and ...
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“Position in/at/for your company”

Which is correct? I am writing to apply for the position of ____ in your company. I am writinng to apply for the position of ____ at your company. I am writinng to apply for the position of ...
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“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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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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“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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Difference between “at” and “in” [closed]

In some time related sentences I saw expressions like in the morning and at night. For example I work in the morning and I work at night What is the difference here? Why does the writer ...
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Usage of 'at' and 'in' for cities

As per my understanding, 'at' can be used for streets and specific address etc. and 'in' has to be used for cities. For eg. at Suite 101, Johnshon Avenue in London. But I see in a prominent ...
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“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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“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 and ...
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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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“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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“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. ...
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In vs At “Place Prepositions” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one is right? He works at XYZ company or in XYZ company? I always get confused while using prepositions. Should I say" It doesn't matter whether you work in X company ...
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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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“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. He ...
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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 missile ...
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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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“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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“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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Flight arrived “in” or “at”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do we use “arrive at” versus “arrive in”? Is the usage at or in correct in following sentences? a. Flight has arrived in Tokyo. b. Flight ...
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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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Fire (at, on, in, to) target

How to correctly choose the preposition in "fire (at, on, in, to) target"?
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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 use ...
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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.
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“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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“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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Which preposition in front of “line” — “on”, “in”, “at”?

The result of a Google search for "error" and "PREP line" is: "error" "on line": 439,000,000 results "error" "in line": 60.600.000 results "error" "at line": 35,800,000 results While on is the ...
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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 ...
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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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“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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“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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“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 ...
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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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“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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“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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“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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“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."
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“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")?
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“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 ...
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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 both ...
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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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study comedy “at” or “in” the XYZ theater

I will study comedy at XYZ theater Sounds more intuitive. Which one is grammatically correct and why?