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    #1

    Is it 'on the machine' or 'in the machine'?

    I need some clarification on the following sentences.

    1. The data is on my machine.
    2. The data is in my machine.

    Which one is the correct?

    Please guide me.


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    Re: Is it 'on the machine' or 'in the machine'?

    You could use either.

    "Data" is technically plural, so the really proper way to say it is, "the data are on/in my machine." But this is a rule often ignored even by native speakers, so again, you can probably use either.

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    Re: Is it 'on the machine' or 'in the machine'?

    Thanks a lot for your explanation.

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