IN vs AT | Ask Linda! | English Grammar
In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “in” and “at”.
Since the usage of these two words is often unclear, we decided to take a closer look.
In this video, we focus on the difference between in and at when used to talk about a location.
As a preposition of place, ‘in’ is usually used to talk about the position of someone or something inside large places such as countries, continents, big cities and similar.
She grew up in Europe.
‘At’, as a preposition of place, is usually used to refer the position of someone or something inside small and unimportant places such as villages or small towns.
I’ll meet you at the theater.
On top of that, ‘at’ is also commonly used with proper names such as building names or organizations.
We met at McDonald’s.
He works at the bank.
So remember: Use ‘in’ when speaking about the position of someone or something inside large places and ‘at’ for the position of someone or something inside small and unimportant places, as well as proper names.
That’s it for today. See you next time!