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    Default on board/ on the board of

    I just did a test (composed by a non-native speaker) and in the test, there was the following multiple-choice question:

    There were a lot of people _________ the plane.

    1. aboard of
    2. on board of
    3. on board
    4. on the board of


    I chose the answer 4. but according to the test, 3. is the only possible answer. What do the natives speakers of English think? Is really the 4th answer a wrong one?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: on board/ on the board of

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    I just did a test (composed by a non-native speaker) and in the test, there was the following multiple-choice question:

    There were a lot of people _________ the plane.

    1. aboard of
    2. on board of
    3. on board
    4. on the board of


    I chose the answer 4. but according to the test, 3. is the only possible answer. What do the natives speakers of English think? Is really the 4th answer a wrong one?
    Only #3 is correct.

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