works at the college/ in the college

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works at the college/ in the college

Post by sri_india » Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:58 am

Sir,
Another query about in/at.
Which of the following expressions is more idiomatic/grammatical?
1. He works as a professor of English at XX college.
2. He works as a professor of English in XX college.

Pl. explain.
Thanks in advance.

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Post by Alan » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:08 am

In British English 'at' would be used, although American speakers might use 'in'. Overall, 'at' is more likely to be acceptable.

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