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  1. Shenfeng's Avatar
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    inside a computer or in a computer

    Hey,

    1) The data is stored inside a computer.
    2) The data is stored in a computer.

    Which one is commoner or are they used equally?


    Thanks.
    Last edited by Shenfeng; 01-Apr-2010 at 23:16.

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    #2

    Re: inside a computer or in a computer

    I'd use 'in'.

    EDIT: To answer the question what is more common:

    "stored inside a computer" -- 86,900 Google hits.
    "stored in a computer" -- 31,700,000 ones.
    Last edited by IHIVG; 01-Apr-2010 at 23:58.

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    #3

    Re: inside a computer or in a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Shenfeng View Post
    Hey,

    1) The data is stored inside a computer.
    2) The data is stored in a computer.

    Which one is commoner or are they used equally?


    Thanks.
    "In" is more common.

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    #4

    Re: inside a computer or in a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    "In" is more common.
    Of the two choices, I agree that "in" is more common. However, if I may add a further choice, which I believe is more common than the other two:

    It is stored ON a computer.

    That sounds more natural to me. If someone said "Where do you store your digital photographs?", I would reply "On my computer", not "In my computer".

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    #5

    Re: inside a computer or in a computer

    I agree, but the original question was a choice between only "in" and "inside".

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