Grammar Patterns

at N

The 'school' group

These nouns refer to places or institutions.
He was met at the airport by his host the Chinese deputy foreign minister.
His wife Jennifer is at his bedside.
I'm at Mark's house.
We had dinner at a restaurant, The Doric, in Attleborough.
When I was at school I was really into sport.
Fred's naval officer father was lost at sea before his birth.
  • at camp
  • at church
  • at college
  • at court
  • at home
  • at kindergarten
  • at nursery
  • at school
  • at sea
  • at table
  • at university
  • at work
  • at the airport
  • at the bar
  • at the cinema
  • at the Department of ...
  • at the graveside (of...)
  • at the scene
  • at the station
  • at the supermarket
  • at his bedside
  • at his home
  • The following are used as normal count nouns. This use is productive: any noun which refers to a place or institution can be used in this way. This list contains the most frequent.
  • bar
  • camp
  • checkpoint
  • church
  • club
  • college
  • desk
  • flat
  • hospital
  • house
  • nursery
  • office
  • police station
  • pub
  • restaurant
  • school
  • service station
  • stadium
  • table
  • university
  • village
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