I am currently studying Minna no nihongo. I came across these two sentences enter image description here

Why was de used in gakkodewa , instead of gakkoniwa in second sentence?

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    Here, に marks the location of existence, and で marks the location of action. This answer will be of help: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/60/… – Chocolate Sep 3 '16 at 3:02
  • @chocolate Thank you for helping. I got it now. 🍎😄 – Anubhav Goel Sep 3 '16 at 3:10
  • Because います takes に、 習う and most other verbs take で – oals Sep 3 '16 at 6:11

In these two examples, there are two main differences you should learn.

in the first sentence is used to explain the location that something or someone exists.

in the second sentence is used to explain the location that an action takes places.

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