Preposition: She teaches <at, in> Oxford University.

Hotmale

Senior Member
Polish
Hi,
Am I right in thinking that in my sentence I need "at" not "in"?
"She teaches ... Oxford University."

Thanks
 
  • stranger in your midst

    Senior Member
    English / Scotland
    I would suggest either would be correct, although your question is exectly the kind that I imagine could trigger off a lively thread on the subtle nuances between the two.

    'In' might tend more towards actual physical presence in the Univeristy of Oxford, whereas 'at' is perhaps more abstract.

    But I think you would experience difficulty trying to put a cigarette paper between them, really.
     

    GenJen54

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    'In' might tend more towards actual physical presence in the Univeristy of Oxford, whereas 'at' is perhaps more abstract.
    I would agree with this.
    But I think you would experience difficulty trying to put a cigarette paper between them, really.
    I would not agree with this. I believe the difference between the use of "in" and "at'' in this type of context is much more distinct in AE.
     
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