How long will you do aerobics <in/at> the gym?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Tenacious Learner, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Tenacious Learner

    Tenacious Learner Senior Member

    Spanish
    Hello teachers,
    Is it more natural 'in' than 'at' in the following questions? I think 'a' is better.
    a) How long will you do aerobics in the gym? I'll do it for half an hour.
    b) How long will you do aerobics at the gym? I'll do it for half an hour.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    I also think that "at" is better in this sentence. I usually hear "at" in remarks about what somebody did at the gym.
     
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I would use "at" for the location, rather than "in" for the enclosure. You can do aerobics many places, so I think location is more important here.

    Added: Cross-posted with an aerobically fit Owl.
     
  4. Tenacious Learner

    Tenacious Learner Senior Member

    Spanish
    Hello,
    Thank you both for your help.

    TL
     

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