Hello, good evening.
what's the correct preposition in this sentence: They have lunch at the restaurant. Or They have lunch in the restaurant?
You have breakfast in/at the kitchen. what's the correct preposition.
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I texted my mother and told her that I was eating in a restaurant.
My mother asked: What restaurant are you in?
Or In what restaurant are you?
(I'm inside the restaurant and I'm eating something.)
Are these sentences correct in informal English?
If it's not , what would a native speaker suggest?
Suppose you'd arranged to meet someone for lunch somewhere. You arrive first and go in to wait for him. He calls you on your mobile to say he's on his way and asks where you are. Here the more natural answer is: I'm at the restaurant.
Suppose you are with a colleague in the lobby of a hotel. You wander off for a cup of coffee while he stays behind reading the newspaper. After a few minutes he calls and asks where you are. Here it'd be more natural to say: I'm in the restaurant.