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    Post a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Hi there,

    My question is can I use 'onboard' and 'aboard' as prepositions in a sentence like 'We use something onboard/aboard a ship to do something.'?

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    I use 'aboard' as a preposition. 'Onboard' is often used as an adjective. Before cellular telephones passengers on ships had to use 'the onboard telephone'.

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Not to be confused with the phrase 'on board,' which is an adjectival phrase synonymous in many cases with 'aboard.'

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Is there an echo in here?

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Yes. It seems to be a feature of the latest forum software.

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

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    Yes. It seems to be a feature of the latest forum software.

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    Great. Key Member status will come to me that much sooner.

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Oh, was that about my distinction between 'onboard' (adj) and 'on board' (adv. phr.)?

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    No, not at all. Bob has been having a problem with the system posting his comments in duplicate.

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    Re: a question about 'onboard' and 'aboard'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    No, not at all. Bob has been having a problem with the system posting his comments in duplicate.
    In fact I originally thought that was the problem, and was about to say 'Not so, there's a difference'; but - with unusual wisdom - I checked first to see whether there was a more prosaic reason. I should've known better.

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