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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  07/MAR/2012 11:09 PM
Assunto:  The use of at or in

   "She is in the 8th grade or she is at the 8th grade."


   She is in the 8th grade.


  But she is at the 8th grade level/age.







There are three prepositions in English that are used with time in, at, on. Generally, in shows the “largest” time or place, on shows dates and time, and at usually shows the “smallest” time or place.


In the table you see

"Use in for longer periods of time. " 



     So, my view is that using AT restricts/give specifics about  the "grade"; that is a GIVEN (particular) grade period   [here restricted by the words "age/level"]. Again

your explain wich the grade is.      Whereas she is in the 8th grade conveys the idea in

a general way, meaning certainly (to the reader) that you are talking about the elementary education level.




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
The use of at or in  –  Waldeir Silva  07/MAR/2012, 3:49 PM
 The use of at or in  –  PPAULO  07/MAR/2012, 11:09 PM
The use of at or in  –  Teacher  08/MAR/2012, 3:53 PM
The use of at or in  –  Dale/USA  12/MAR/2012, 11:24 PM

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