In or at?


Once after a meal at Shiloh, Hannah quietly got up and went to pray.

asked Jan 06 '14 at 19:03 Susan Contributor

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Use at with the name of the actual place.  Use in with the name of the city. 


You wouldn't say: Let's have a meal at New York City.

You would say: Let's have a meal at McDonald's.


If the name of the place shares the name of the city you just have to be clear which one you are talking about.  Chelsea Market is is a place to eat in Chelsea, NY.  You eat the meal in Chelsea.  You eat the meal at the market.  

link answered Jan 06 '14 at 20:06 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Patti, thanks for the info, it helped a lot. You are one smart lady!

Susan Jan 07 '14 at 02:17

Glad to be of help, Susan. Thanks for the compliment!

Patty TJan 07 '14 at 04:46

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