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Let's say your giving an opinion about each gender's(male and female) leisure time, on how they spend their free time at weekends. And your opinion is:

"It depends on the type of job, or at what level of position a person may be at.

Or

"It depends on the type of job, or at what level of position a person may be in.

Which is the correct preposition?

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  • depends governs your choices here. Depends on the type of job or on the role ... – Tᴚoɯɐuo Mar 27 '18 at 11:23
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Neither makes sense. You only need one at in the first example and you only need one of at and in in the second. So a better sentence might be:

It depends on the type of job, or what level a person is at.

There is another irregularity in both sentences. It doesn't make sense to talk about the level of position someone is at. You either talk about the level they're at or the position they're in. Here's how I'd phrase it as a native speaker:

It depends on the job and their title.

One's title (in the context of employment) refers to one's role in the organisation, e.g. CEO, salesperson, janitor.

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You can be at a certain level, or in a certain position, so I think either preposition would work in this particular case.

Still, I think the sentence would be improved if you eliminated the prepositions altogether:

It depends on the type of job, or the person's position level.

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