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I have always had problem with the prepositions IN and AT in English. For example, which one is correct?

"Peter is working ............ office."

a) in
b) at

Please explain your reasons.

Thank you

ANSWER: I am sorry it took so long to respond. I didn't get my email notice to this question.

In or at is not the answer.

It depends on what you are conveying. Also, it is more than one preposition needed.


1) Peter is working AT THE office.

2)Peter is working IN THE office.

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QUESTION: Thank you.
What is the difference between A) and B)?

A) Peter is working AT THE office.

B)Peter is working IN THE office.

Thank you

None really, as both are correct English.

If you should be telling someone where Peter is, you would say: Peter is working AT THE office.

If an employee at the office should ask where Peter is, you would probably say: Peter is working IN THE office.

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