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    bridge78 is offline Junior Member
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    Can you say "I spend my holidays on a farm"? Doesn't this mean you were on the roof??

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    Default Re: on at or in

    No, it doesn't.

    'I spend my holidays on a farm' is what we normally say.

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    Default Re: on at or in

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    Can you say "I spend my holidays on a farm"? Doesn't this mean you were on the roof??
    "Farms" are large areas of land, not normally enclosed by a roof.

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    Default Re: on at or in

    If you said you spent the time "on a farmhouse", then it would be very confusing as it would sound like you spent time on the roof of the main farm building.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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